By: Jonathan V. Last
Posted: May 2, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 2 - Spring 2012
By: Jonathan V. Last
Out of the mouths of babes, and pirates, can come wisdom. The pirate in this case is the Pirate Captain, as he's called, brilliantly voiced by Hugh Grant in the new stop-motion animation film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. His quest to win the Pirate of the Year award brings him in contact ...
Malcolm and Martin In "Solve for X," my friend Diana Schaub writes, "Had he lived beyond the age of 39...I suspect [Malcolm X] would have preserved his ability to charm and surprise" (Winter 2011/12). On display throughout her review, however, are not only Malcolm ...
Tocqueville understood democracy, but the founders understood America.
Workers of the world—invest!
The Beach Boys’ Smile is an American masterpiece.
He was a conservative liberal and a liberal conservative.
A new dialogue between West and East.
The power politics of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.
America has a problem, not because of our Constitution but because constitutionalism as a theoretical doctrine is no longer meaningful in our politics
A widespread sentiment today, especially among conservatives, holds that if America could just get back to the Constitution, the nation would go a long way to resolving its greatest challenges. This sentiment has produced celebrations of our Constitution at Tea Party rallies, the printing and distri ...
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