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Week of February 18, 2013
The "War on Terror": A Ticking Time Bomb
|Why Gender Equality Stalled|
The main barriers today are not social, but economic.
Tags: Betty Friedan, Feminine Mystique, feminism, NYT
News at Home
|Where Have All the Real Conservatives Gone?|
Scot Faulkner and Jonathan Riehl
Conservatives could boast of Bill Buckley and Russell Kirk as intellectual leaders; now it's Dick Morris and Sean Hannity.
Tags: conservatism, Republican Party, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley
|Social Security: A Right or a Privilege?|
Or, how to undermine the welfare state.
Tags: nation-building, rights, Social Security Act, welfare
|Washington Tortures Everywhere ... Except Latin America|
The continent seems to have learned from the terror of the CIA-backed Pinochet.
Tags: Latin America, Pinochet, torture, war on terror
|Even the Israeli Center is Racist|
Centrist party Yesh Atid justifies the two-state solution because of the "Palestinian demographic threat."
Tags: Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid
|Ordering Off the Menu in China Debates|
China is facing neither imminent collapse nor hyperpower status.
Tags: Gordon G. Chang, Martin Jacques, Mo Yan, Xi Jinping
|Russia's Other Meteor Explosions|
David Austin Walsh
In 1908 and again in 1947, meteors detonated high above the Siberian taiga.
Tags: meteorites, Russia, Sikhote-Alin meteorite, Tunguska event
Historians & History
|The Afterlife of the British Empire|
Interview with Jordanna Bailkin on the end of the British Empire and the beginning of the British welfare state.
Tags: Africa, British Empire, welfare state, postcolonialism
|The Ten Best Lincoln Moments in Film History|
From Henry Fonda and Raymond Massey to Nick Cage's weird obsession with Abe, for this Oscar season Tom Doherty selects the highlights of Lincoln on celluloid.
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, film history, Hollywood, movies
| A Mediocre Evening with Sir Isaac Newton|
Isaac's Eye can't surmount poor writing and a miscast lead.
Tags: Isaac Newton, Isaac's Eye, plays, theater reviews
|Review of Robert Sullivan's My American Revolution|
A delightfully eccentric travelogue of the Revolutionary War.
Tags: book reviews, My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan, American Revolution
|Review of Richard Lingeman's The Noir Forties|
A solid cultural history of post-World War II America, filtered through the lens of Hollywood.
Tags: 1940s, book reviews, movies, Hollywood
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