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Bret Stephens

D'Souza's Shameful Treatment of Conservatives Highlights Need for a Renaissance of Intellectual Conservatism

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Conservative doctrine can no longer afford to fall victim to poorly constructed books and films or, for that matter, "talking heads" who risk negating the very real contribution that this political philosophy has and can continue to make to our society.

Krugman Takes Down WSJ's Defense Of The Rich

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Breaking news: The Wall Street Journal editorial page is full of it. OK, that's not really news. But an unusually flagrant example of the WSJ edito...

Neocons Against Chuck Hagel: The Independent Senator Who Wouldn't Genuflect

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Maybe Chuck Hagel isn't the right man to head the Defense Department. If so, it isn't because he is an anti-Semite. Let's have an honest and civil debate over his qualifications for the office. Israel loses when its American supporters resort to demagoguery allegedly on its behalf.

Ron Paul and the Social Contract

Dovid Efune | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Dovid Efune

The problem with Ron Paul's anarchistic foreign policy approach is far more fundamental than the loss of economic aid to or the withdrawal of troops from any particular country.

The Future of Jewish Leadership: Journalist vs. Politician

Dovid Efune | Posted 01.06.2012 | Media
Dovid Efune

Last week I wrote about the need for renewed focus on Jewish solutions as opposed to Jewish problems. Addressing requests for more thoughts on this s...

Rethinking Peter Beinart's Israel Article

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

An impressive group of thinkers gathered on Tuesday night at the 92nd St. Y to debate the topic of "Has the American Jewish Establishment Failed Young Jews?"

Disasters: Pulling Out of Vietnam and Iraq

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Mills

Yes, post-1975 there were reprisals and "re-education" camps in Vietnam, but as humanitarian disasters go, post-1975 was peanuts compared to what we inflicted on the country in the ten previous years.

MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimist...

The GOP Won in Iraq--the Dems Lost Afghanistan

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Ohmygod, a narrative shift. Of vast and shameless proportions. We won the Iraq war. Won! We're losing in Afghanistan--or, Barack Obama is losing in...

Pinochet Did Not Make Chile Safe for Earthquakes

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

Predictably, free market ideologues have managed to inject themselves into the latest natural disaster in Chile.

Chile's Socialist Rebar

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naomi Klein

According to Bret Stephens, Pinochet's free-market policies are the reason Chile is a prosperous nation with "some of the world's strictest building codes." Too bad these codes came before he was even in power.

Understanding Syrian Rapprochement: Optimists Versus Cynics

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Underlying the prospect for renewed diplomacy with Damascus is the universally accepted possibility that Assad will merely feign peace efforts without ever following through -- for which he, and his father before him, are notorious.

Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens' Religion of Denial

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Grandia

While NASA did correct their temperature records for the U.S., what scientists are talking about and concerned about is global warming and not United States warming.