Photos from the Ukraine have helped us understand better the unfolding crisis across the Ukraine and especially in the Crimea.
Today these images are transmitted to us nearly instantly—and join in the flow of hundreds or thousands of photographic images we see everyday, transmitted to us by print and online media.… MORE >>
Peter Singer, the Princeton philosopher, has something in his portfolio of topics to offend everybody. Pro-life people heartily dislike his enthusiasm for euthanasia. And if you ever invite Professor Singer over to your house, don’t … MORE >>order the Meat Lovers Pizza, because Singer is an animal rights activist and devout vegetarian.
Since the late nineteenth century, Americans have hotly debated the virtues of granting tax-exempt status to charitable, nonprofit, and religious organizations. Even a quick glance of some of this month’s major news stories suggest this debate’s undying relevance — discussions regarding Arizona’s SB1062 have started to challenge tax-exempt status for churches, Representative Dave Camp’s recent tax reform proposals revoke tax-exempt status for professional sports, and last year’s unresolved contretemps between the Internal Revenue Service and nonprofit political groups has once again resurfaced this century-old discussion.… MORE >>
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the president’s new program “My Brother’s Keeper” is that there’s not much in the way of public funding supporting it.… MORE >>
Dickens’s Tale of Two Cities… MORE >> contrasts Paris as a future-looking city of ideas and London as a city with nostalgia for its past.
But reverence for the past and reaching for the future can be found in the same city—capital cities might be particularly suited to such mixes (commercial centers are oriented more exclusively to the future, as businessmen are looking ahead to the day their ship comes in).
Suppose you’re a donor interested in helping people in the Third World improve their lives. Suppose you had a model which precisely … MORE >>predicted which businesses would succeed in a country at a particular stage of development and which ones would fail.
In Professor Jerry Weinberger’s recent article “It Takes a Certain Kind of Village,” published in City Journal… MORE >> (Winter 2014), he expresses gratitude for the positive social, moral, and economic benefits of vibrant, voluntary community organizations.
February marks the 10th anniversary of Facebook. These ten years have revolutionized the way we communicate, organize, fundraise, advertise, network, and relate to one another. Words like “like,” “share,” “tag,” “wall,” and most of all “friend” have taken on new meanings.… MORE >>
This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last that I recommend a piece by Atlantic… MORE >> contributor Caitlin Flanagan. But her cover story in the current issue of the magazine about fraternities is filled with the kind of reporting that every parent, student, professor, and administrator should grasp as soon as possible.
Ben Schreckinger wrote last week at Slate… MORE >> that “there will never be another American Revolution.”
Of course there won’t be another American Revolution, you might be thinking—the American republic—imperfect as it may be—is the best regime around.