Inside Obama’s Brain

I’m very wary when people try to psycho-analyze their political opposition.  It’s fun, I know – and unavoidable sometimes.  But in general, it strikes me as a suspiciously easy way of avoiding out-and-out confrontation with their…

Plague!

If you haven’t yet, you should discover the Broadsides series from Encounter Books.  These are short pamphlets in which top experts discuss urgent political issues that are in the news right now.  Excellent for winning arguments…

More on Islamophobia

Just before leaving on my first vacation since 1873, I produced a Klavan on the Culture video on the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, asking the musical question:  Does Islam Suck? KOC, of course, is satire, but…

Censoring Me

The impressive Jamie Glazov, editor of the likewise impressive Frontpage Magazine, did a quick but intense interview with me last week.  It was headlined “Censoring Klavan” and dealt mostly with the recent cancellation of Empire of Lies…

You Just Don’t Get It, Maureen

The left doesn’t even understand its own philosophy! New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd last week gave an unspirited semi-defense of Michelle Obama’s Marie Antoinette routine in Spain.  Michelle, as you no doubt know, spent vast…

Me in City Journal on the Media

The truly estimable City Journal has posted my reaction to–well, to several things:  Journolist, Breitbart and the cancellation of my novel Empire of Lies in France for “political and religious” reasons: The book’s French cancellation is,…

Columbia VS The Murdoch Effect

Columbia University is the place where leftists give leftist journalists Pulitzer Prizes and then tell each other how prestigious leftist journalism is because—wow!—look at all the Pulitzers they’ve won. This week, the president of Columbia, Lee…

Outrage of the Week

Fantasy author Lars Walker – a welcome visitor to this site – has an amazing true story to tell over at our friends The American Culture.   It’s rightly entitled “Outrage”: I attend a Lutheran congregation…

You Heard It Here First!

Okay, get this.  In today’s Wall Street Journal, we read: Federal prosecutors alleged 11 people were spies living secret lives in American communities, from Seattle to Washington D.C., sent years ago to infiltrate U.S. society and…

Five Ways Toy Story 3 Is Not Like The Obama Administration

Here are five ways Toy Story 3 is not like the Obama Administration: 1. Toy Story 3 is Great Toy Story 3 is absolutely wonderful.  It is well thought out, grounded in true and timeless values…