The Emptiness of Data Journalism
March 19, 2014
Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns
Ukrainian Lessons for an American President
March 07, 2014
We must mentally arm ourselves against a reality about which we only recently disarmed ourselves: the reality of protracted conflict.
The Shoah and the Art Market
February 16, 2014
After the recovery of missing Holocaust art from Munich, the papers have been full of breathless stories about the art's value. Is somebody missing the point?
Obama's defeatist State of the Union should have taken its cues from the words of an inspiring Chinese dissident.
Iran Is Not Our Friend
January 25, 2014
The post-American world is here: behold it and weep.
The Academic Boycott of Israel Is a Travesty
December 17, 2013
Who needs Abu Mazen to speak for the Palestinians when you can have an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego?
A Revelation on the Beach
December 12, 2013
Montecito is an impossibly lovely and privileged town between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sea, just east of Santa Barbara. The place shows no signs of strain of any kind.
The grim morality of our realpolitik stance on Syria
Stanley Kauffmann, 1916-2013
November 08, 2013
For thirty years it was my custom at editorial meetings to begin my report on the next week’s issue with the words: “We have Kauffmann.” The last time I did so, I had a tear in my eye.