“He is on the right.” “That party represents the right.” These are standard expressions that are familiar today in the West, including France. But as usual, few understand or even care about the precise meaning of the word.
This Fall marks the centennial of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Although few commentators today are likely to glorify that event or its aftermath, most will assume that the revolution was a regrettable necessity . . . Such a view is false.
Scott P. Richert
“Unless you were born here, you will never really be at home in this city.” Amy and I heard those words (or a variation thereof) over and over again in early 1996, as we met new people in our adopted hometown of Rockford, Illinois.
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While easy for Republicans to wash their hands of such odious elements as Nazis in Charlottesville, will they take up the defense of the monuments and statues that have defined our history, or capitulate to the icon-smashers? In this Second American Civil War, whose side are you on?
Every living nation needs symbols. They tell us who we are as one people, in what we believe, and on what basis we organize our common life.
All societies regulate personal behavior: That is part of what makes them societies, instead of mere aggregations of isolated individuals. Societies differ enormously, though, in just how they perform this regulation, how much they rely on law and the state, rather than informal or private means.
Benjamin Netanyahu, now in his fourth term, may become the longest-serving Israeli Prime Minister—provided he survives in his post into 2018. On August 3, Israeli police officially confirmed that Netanyahu is suspected of a series of crimes, including fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes.