Timothy Sandefur's Articles
Arts & Culture
Enter The Twilight Zone This November
Timothy Sandefur October 9, 2019
Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling's sense of life was rooted in a belief that humanity could triumph over its challenges. Sixty years after its debut, the show remains one of the most popular ever made and a fixture of American culture.
History, Politics & Rights
Bravery That Broke the Berlin Wall
Timothy Sandefur October 3, 2019
Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as polls report the increasing popularity of socialism among young Americans, it’s worth pausing to remember the massive evil it embodied and the bravery that brought it down.
Arts & Culture, Politics & Rights
Celebrate and Exercise Your Right to Read
Timothy Sandefur September 24, 2019
Countless people through the centuries have been denied the comforts of literacy and the thrill of encountering life-changing ideas in books. This week is a good time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have the freedom to read—and to resolve more firmly to exercise it.
History, Politics & Rights, Reviews
The Rediscovery of America: Essays by Harry V. Jaffa on the New Birth of Politics
Timothy Sandefur September 17, 2019
For all of his errors, Jaffa's insistence that the truths of the Declaration are not historical artifacts but timeless principles worthy of defending will make his best work last forever.
Arts & Culture, History
John Fogerty’s Disciplined Focus
Timothy Sandefur August 30, 2019
For all its apparent simplicity, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s music resonates because of the precision with which it was written, the discipline with which it was performed, and the bold and joyous spirit it evokes in its fans.
Politics & Rights, Science & Technology
Entrepreneurs in Space
Timothy Sandefur July 26, 2019
New frontiers typically have been explored and tamed, not by government entities but by entrepreneurs who, thanks to the profit motive, have found more efficient and sustainable pathways to discovery and innovation. There’s no reason why the final frontier can’t be settled the same way.
Arts & Culture, History
Zora Neale Hurston Put Nothing above Independence
Timothy Sandefur July 18, 2019
“I do not share the gloomy thought that Negroes in America are doomed to be stomped out,” wrote Zora Neale Hurston. “We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.”