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Published: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:32:54 -0500

 



Too Much To Ask?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:08:43 -0500

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WILLIAM KRISTOL

If cleverness has often been a sign of decadence throughout history, the attempt to be too clever by half is an even more reliable marker of cultural decline.


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Why Not?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 03:08:37 -0500

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WILLIAM KRISTOL

I remember as a kid hearing John, Robert, and Teddy Kennedy all using in speeches various paraphrases of these lines from a play by George Bernard Shaw: “You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’ ”

The rhetorical question “Why not?” neatly fit the mood of 1960s liberalism.


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A Republican Crackup?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:21:30 -0400

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WILLIAM KRISTOL

On October 3, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, spoke to a group of Republican donors at the St.


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A Republican Crackup?

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:55:31 -0400

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WILLIAM KRISTOL

On October 3, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, spoke to a group of Republican donors at the St.


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An Empire for Liberty

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:29:32 -0400

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To many of those commenting on Donald Trump’s maiden address to the United Nations, especially if otherwise disturbed by the president’s character, his emphasis on state sovereignty was a welcome dose of diplomatic normalcy.


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An Empire for Liberty

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:05:46 -0400

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Thomas Donnelly and William Kristol

To many of those commenting on Donald Trump’s maiden address to the United Nations, especially if otherwise disturbed by the president’s character, his emphasis on state sovereignty was a welcome dose of diplomatic normalcy.


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Blue at the Mizzen

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:33:01 -0400

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WILLIAM KRISTOL

We're back from a memorable TWS cruise. Not memorable just—or even mainly!—because the first night at sea was the roughest we've encountered in any of our 15 cruises.


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History Offers Little Guidance for Navigating the Trump Era

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:04:22 -0400

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WILLIAM KRISTOL

It would be nice, in a way, to be a progressive. You’d be confident you know the direction History is moving.


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