Good Grief

Good Grief

James Tate

Poetry has to me never been what I have so often heard called a promblem, and that was so for the simplest of reasons: It was never presented to me as a problem until I was advanced in school.

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Charlie Hebdo: A Christ Befitting the Modern West

Charlie Hebdo: A Christ Befitting the Modern West

Claude Polin

Paris, January 7, 2015: Two men invoking Allah enter the office of a satirical magazine and shoot its staff, employees, and two policemen.

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Clash of the Iconoclasts

Clash of the Iconoclasts

Scott P. Richert

Was the murder of 11 members of the staff of a French “satirical” magazine a civilized act? To ask that question even rhetorically seems absurd.

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  • Moral Dumbing-Down

    William Murchison | March 3, 2015

    I gather from Gregg Easterbrook's review in the Wall Street Journal that Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham, in "Cheated", tell a tale of significant dimensions, concerning the indifference of a putatively great university to the chicanery involved in sponsoring fake classes for athletes who can barely read.

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  • Best of Times or Worst of Times?

    Pat Buchanan | March 3, 2015

    Despite jihadi violence across the Middle East and ISIS terror in Iraq and Syria, John Kerry told Congress, we live in "a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally—less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century."

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