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Harassment Gone Haywire

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 18, 2018

Pleas for gender and racial parity threaten to upend science research.

Analysis and Commentary

The Deep State And Tyranny

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, June 18, 2018

The Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report released last week didn’t tell us anything we didn’t know, but merely added more damning evidence for the corruption of the FBI and its investigations over the last few years. More worthy of comment, as Andy McCarthy writes, is its refusal to use common sense and note the obvious interconnections among the various bad actors, and the bond of political bias, seasoned with careerism and arrogance, that united them.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Impact Of Magnet Schools In San Diego

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 18, 2018

In San Diego, one in ten students attends a magnet school, and because admission is sometimes determined by lottery, researchers have been able to study the impact of attending a magnet school on long-term outcomes.


The Dream And The Nightmare Of Globalization

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, June 18, 2018

After World War II, only the United States possessed the capital, the military, freedom, and the international good will to arrest the spread of global Stalinism. To save the fragile postwar West, America was soon willing to rebuild and rearm war-torn former democracies. Over seven decades, it intervened in proxy wars against Soviet and Chinese clients, and radical rogue regimes. 

Analysis and Commentary

Richard Reinsch On The Enlightenment, Tradition, And Populism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 18, 2018

Richard Reinsch, editor of Law and Liberty and the host of the podcast Liberty Law Talk, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Enlightenment. Topics discussed include the search for meaning, the stability of liberalism, the rise of populism, and Solzhenitsyn's indictment of Western values from his Harvard Commencement Address of 1978.


Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 1)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the rest of the countries lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These were the ‘killer applications’ that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest; opening global trade routes, exploiting new scientific knowledge, evolving representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the industrial revolution, and hugely increasing human productivity.

In the News

More On Masterpiece Cakeshop, From Prof. Michael McConnell

featuring Michael McConnellvia Reason
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford), one of the leading American scholars of the Religion Clauses, wrote this when Masterpiece Cakeshop came down earlier this month, and I wanted to pass this along, especially since the Court is still considering whether to hear Arlene's Flowers, and other cases are percolating up as well: The Supreme Court ... confounded all expectations, and decided the highly controversial Masterpiece Cakeshop case by a 7-2 vote.


North Korea Has Come In Out Of The Cold — A Positive Step

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Sunday, June 17, 2018

The historic summit between the United States and North Korea witnessed an unprecedented outpouring of media attention. Even late evening newscasts on the East Coast were interrupted to catch screen shots of smiling and waving Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un as they walked to their one-on-one meeting with only their interpreters tagging along.


Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 3)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.

In the News

The Cybersecurity 202: Apple's Latest Security Fix Is Deepening Divisions Over FBI Access

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The Washington Post
Friday, June 15, 2018

Apple’s latest iPhone security update is polarizing an already heated debate over law enforcement’s access to smartphones.