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.
Science vs. the Humanities, Round III
September 26, 2013
Steven Pinker:In his commentary on my essay “Science is Not your Enemy,” Leon Wieseltier writes, “It is not for science to say whether science belongs in morality and politics and art.” I reply: It is not for Leon Wieseltier to say where science bel
America Is Becoming Heartless in the Face of Evil
September 18, 2013
Comrades, we have lost. The only achievement of the Obama administration in the Syrian crisis so far has been to eliminate the humanitarian motive from American foreign policy. We have lost.
Crimes Against Humanities
September 03, 2013
Science goes where it doesn’t belong.
"What I Saw Was a High, Gorgeous Pile of Figs"
August 30, 2013
The futility of one’s thoughts is no reason not to think them.
A Cop Out in the Shape of a Cruise Missile
August 27, 2013
The trouble with complexity in Syria