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Only One Can Rule the Galaxy

While reading Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column about Newt Gingrich, we learn that the former Speaker of the House is a big fan of the science fiction novels of Isaac Asimov, and not in a good way : Speaker Gingrich told me that he became a historian because he read Isaac Asimov’s …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Thursday December 15, 2011

Were Our Enemies Right?

In February 1982, Susan Sontag made a fierce challenge to a left-wing audience gathered at New York's Town Hall: Imagine, if you will, someone who read only the Reader’s Digest between 1950 and 1970, and someone in the same period who read only The Nation or The New Statesman . Which …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday August 3, 2011

Some Truths More Inconvenient than Others?

This past weekend in the New York Times , Paul Krugman argued that vested interests and ideology prevent us from responding appropriately to the threat of climate change. Yet, Krugman himself quickly dismisses the only near-term solution to reducing our dependence on coal. Here is Paul …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday September 29, 2009