Margaret Thatcher's fluctuating foreign policy
Margaret Thatcher's crucial foreign policy achievement, at least according to much of the American media's coverage of the former British prime minister's death Monday at 87, was to cement a strong alliance with Ronald Reagan in the final decade of the Cold War. Not since Winston Churchill and FDR joined forces against fascism has Anglo-American unity ... the sentence practically writes itself. READ MORE >>
He's apologized for intellectual dishonesty. But not for intellectual laziness.
On Tuesday, Jonah Lehrer, the bestselling author and former New Yorker writer, gave a remarkable speech to the Knight Foundation. READ MORE >>
In sad news from the west coast, Tony Scott, the film director, appears to have killed himself by jumping off a bridge. Tony and his brother, Ridley, have been two of the last quarter-century's most successful Hollywood filmmakers. READ MORE >>
Yesterday in Pakistan, members of the Taliban stopped three buses full of people, checked their IDs, and slaughtered the 22 Shias onboard. You can read about it here, courtesy of Salman Masood, on page A10 of this morning's New York Times. READ MORE >>
New York Times article, today: A Republican Voice with Tea Party Mantle and Intellectual Heft Quote from the same piece: READ MORE >>