It is as true today as it’s ever been that freedom is not only a moral good but also a practical one.
NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he lesson of the hour: Unfree societies are weak.
The allure of strongman nationalist government — Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Xi Jinping’s China, Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, the America that Donald Trump and his acolytes dream of — has always been the promise of power. You can take the word of the foreign caudillos themselves or listen to the slavering of their American admirers — the story is always the same: While liberal societies slide into softness and decadence, illiberal societies have the resolve to spurn cheap gratification, particularly in the form of consumerism and sexual license, in order to secure the genuine …
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Stop making economic concessions to Russia, ratchet up sanctions, and bolster U.S. defense capabilities.
In Harris’s hands, the nonsensical bromide becomes an art form unto itself.
The GOP does not lack for better options. So why should we put ourselves through all that again?
Russia’s got 170,000 troops, tons of armor, artillery, warplanes, and missiles. But right now, 44 million Ukrainians hate their guts and want to kill them.
That question is not ours to answer but Vladimir Putin’s — and we should be damn sure we’re ready for whatever he decides.
‘We are issuing arms to all those capable of defending our sovereignty,’ Zelensky said during a televised address from Kyiv.
As the Chinese Communist Party subjugates Hong Kong’s churches and their schools, no political space to object remains.
A film about King Crimson and all its weirdness might be one of the finest rock documentaries ever made.
In loving memory of a polymathic UVA professor who cared deeply about culture and about his students.
Two classic Italian novels — The Leopard and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis — have been turned into American operas.
My lock-out strategy for limiting the distractions and damage caused by this particularly toxic flavor of social media.