These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke...
Drought may not be destiny, but a critical ingredient for democratic societies does seem literally to fall from the skies. By Stephen H. Haber and Victor Menaldo.
To succeed in the war on terror, Philip Bobbitt insists, the West needs an entirely new conceptual framework.
By Peter Robinson.
After their revolutionary fever cools, Arabs will have work to do. They could do worse than to emulate the booming Asian nations. By William Ratliff.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
America can decide to be itself again: free, fair, and thriving. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Ottawa quietly slashed federal debt, cut spending, and returned to budget surpluses. How? Not by reading Keynes. By David R. Henderson.
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .