Monumental Stupidity

Monumental Stupidity

Tony Outhwaite

There is a scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic North by Northwest in which the characters look out at a brooding Mount Rushmore from the dining-room terrace of the Sheraton-Johnson Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Homesick in America

Homesick in America

Wayne Allensworth

“Darlin,’” she said, “I’ll get that. Go ahead and take it.” She was a weathered-looking woman with mousy light brown hair drawn back in a bun and the plain, honest look of one of those faces you see in Depression-era photos from the Dust Bowl . . .

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What the Editors Are Reading

What the Editors Are Reading

Chilton Williamson, Aaron Wolf

The editors comment on the current books they are reading, Liberalism by John Gray, and De Officiis by Cicero.

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  • Trump's Bold Historic Gamble

    Pat Buchanan | June 15, 2018

    President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime minister once counseled, "Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel."

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  • Infinite War

    Andrew J. Bacevich | June 14, 2018

    “The United States of Amnesia.” That’s what Gore Vidal once called us. We remember what we find it convenient to remember and forget everything else. That forgetfulness especially applies to the history of others.

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  • Of the Baptists and the Modern World

    William Murchison | June 13, 2018

    I live in amity with the Southern Baptists, whose general tolerance for my fellow "Whiskeypalians" I take kindly. I wouldn't dream of joining the media whoop-de-do over who among the Baptist faithful did what to whom, and when, and what to do now.

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  • Trump-Kim Summit: The Score

    Srdja Trifkovic | June 12, 2018

    At the end of their meeting in Singapore, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un signed a document in which Trump “committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK,” while Kim “reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

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