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The Flight From Reason On Campus

by James W. Ceaservia The Weekly Standard
Monday, December 22, 2014

The university is often said to be the first place in our society to look for the truth. Unfortunately, it is now one of the last places to find it.

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Time to Combat the Spreading Virus of Radical Islam

by Joshua Muravchik via Strategika
Friday, December 19, 2014

America’s clout in the Middle East is waning, but this is not the fruit of an inexorable process divorced from human will. Rather it reflects aggressive bids by other actors—Iran, Russia, Turkey, and a variety of Islamist factions—to enhance their power at the same time that America has pursued a policy of lowering its profile and shrinking its footprint.

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The Contradiction That Rules Feminism

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Are women strong and independent or weak and vulnerable? Feminists can’t decide.


Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent piece "The Campus as California" on Garrison.

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The Libertarian Podcast – “The Sony Scandal”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Is the media wrong to publish the contents of hacked Hollywood e-mails?


Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show (19:50)

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses Suicide of the West on the John Batchelor Show.

Law and Justice
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Book Review: Hypocrysy Rules

by Tod Lindbergvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

As ‘rights’ proliferate, they can conflict. Is it better to dedicate resources to girls’ education or preventing police from torturing prisoners?

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Sloppy Thinking About ‘Torture’

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Torture is one of those topics that often overwhelm sober reason with lurid emotion. Even people who usually are clear-eyed and rational sink into sloppy thinking and incoherent argument when it comes to torture.

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Tortured Reasoning

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture."

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Making Sense of The Torture Report

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 15, 2014

The Senate report, for all its flaws, reveals unpleasant truths about America’s interrogation policies.


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