Category Archives: Ross Douthat

A Hawk Takes Flight – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“Now that John Bolton has finally ascended from the limbo of the green room to the Valhalla of the White House, we need to settle the first question of his tenure: Is he a “neocon” or a “paleocon”? I have … Continue reading

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The Taming of a Demagogue – by Ross Douthat – NYT

Recent political history has offered few spectacles more depressing than the acquiescence of leading Republican politicians to the rise of Donald Trump. The selection of a nominee for president is an act of moral gravity, and party elites have an … Continue reading

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The Vatican’s America Problem – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“In 1892, Pope Leo XIII addressed a letter to the Catholics of France. For a century French politics had been divided between mostly Catholic monarchists and mostly anticlericalist republicans, and the church had championed royalists against the secular republic. But … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of Dunces – by Ross Douthat – NYT

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it.This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout…

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The Muggle Problem – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter novel, and the beginning — in Britain, at least; the first volume’s publication in America came a little later — of a cultural juggernaut that defined a generation’s … Continue reading

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The Headless Superpower – by Ross Douthat _ NYT

“IF the United States imperium in all its might did not exist, if the Washington, D.C., of Donald Trump and James Comey were just the Sicilian-style backwater that it currently resembles, then no one looking at recent events would doubt … Continue reading

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Make America Singapore – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“Is there an existing health insurance system that vindicates this boast? Yes, in a sense: There is Singapore, whose health care system is the marvel of the wealthy world. Singaporeans pay for much of their own care out of their … Continue reading

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