Obama’s Doctrine of “Fairness” has been Tried Elsewhere
Ari Armstrong October 17, 2012
In last night’s pathetic debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, three sentences from Obama stood out to me: I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's ever known. I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk takers being rewarded. But I…
Obama’s “Forward” Politics of the 1930s
Ari Armstrong September 10, 2012
Barack Obama apparently failed to see the irony in criticizing the Republicans for promoting antiquated ideas, for Obama’s politics rehash those off FDR. Obama emoted: Despite all the challenges that we face in this new century, what [Republicans] offered [during their convention] was more often than not an agenda that…
Review: Double Cross, by Ben Macintyre
Daniel Wahl August 20, 2012
Daniel Wahl reviews Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies, by Ben Macintyre.
Review: The Secret Lives of Codebreakers, by Sinclair McKay
Daniel Wahl August 20, 2012
Daniel Wahl reviews The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park, by Sinclair McKay.
Review: Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
Robert Begley August 20, 2012
Robert Begley reviews Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow.
Review: Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by Mark R. Levin
Michael A. LaFerrara August 20, 2012
Michael A. LaFerrara reviews Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by Mark R. Levin.
How Alan Turing Outsmarted Britain's Home Guard—and For Their Own Good
Daniel Wahl August 8, 2012
There’s a lot to like about The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park. For one example, see “Ian Fleming’s Beautiful Plan to Defeat the Nazis.” For another, consider a story from the book that involves Alan Turing and how he…
Ian Fleming's Beautiful Plan to Defeat the Nazis
Daniel Wahl July 24, 2012
Before writing a series of books on the exploits of British spy James Bond (aka 007), Ian Fleming served in Britain’s navy during World War II. As part of his job as lieutenant-commander in naval Intelligence, Fleming developed various plans to foil the Nazis in their aspirations to take over…
Gutenberg the Geek and "Patron Saint of Silicon Valley"
Daniel Wahl July 10, 2012
Most children, notes Jeff Jarvis at the start of Gutenberg the Geek, learn of Johannes Gutenberg as “the hero who brought them the miracle of the book.” But is this an accurate depiction of the man and his work? In this short, twenty-page Kindle Single, Jarvis provides readers with all…
Review: The Godless Constitution
Hannah Krening May 20, 2012
Hannah Krening reviews The Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State, by Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore.