Daily Archive: August 3, 2010


How Not to Beat al Qaeda

I haven’t seen anyone sum up the absurdity of the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy quite as well as Jeffrey Goldberg today: “Bin Laden wants a clash of civilizations; the opponents of the this mosque...


Family Values Magic

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes of the imperfect parallel between same-sex marriage and anti-miscegenation laws: [T]he comparison with interracial marriage actually understates the evil of reserving marriage rights for certain classes of people. Banning interracial marriage...


The Breeders

Inspired by Jason’s latest post, I decided to pick up a copy of A Farewell to Alms yesterday. After reading a chapter or two, I think some of his criticism misses the mark. First,...