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The Failure of the Welfare State

The Failure of the Welfare State

The expansion of the welfare state during the 20thcentury prompted an expansion of the federal government. The New Deal and the Great Society forever changed the relationship between federal and… Read more »

Black Thoughts Matter

Black Thoughts Matter

Black Thoughts Matter: Kanye West Takes the Red Pill “This your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake… Read more »

Venezuela: A Failed State

Venezuela: A Failed State

Few could imagine the growth of Venezuela’s economy during the 20th century. A booming oil industry would bear much of the responsibility for this growth, but also for its decline. As… Read more »

Rebuttal: Defense in the Face of Disapproval

Rebuttal: Defense in the Face of Disapproval

My esteemed colleague Scotch asserts, we at The Review truly have only one credo: free speech above all else. This doctrine is, of course, why we are even running this… Read more »

Defense in the Face of Disapproval

Defense in the Face of Disapproval

In 1906, Evelyn Beatrice Hall under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre published The Friends of Voltaire. An anecdotal biography that tells the stories of the friends of Voltaire, in it Hall… Read more »

Progressive Dog Whistling

Progressive Dog Whistling

For those young people who do not remember when the term was popular, dog whistling is the use of a message that may be interpreted one way by the broader… Read more »

The Reverend Billy Graham

The Reverend Billy Graham

Billy Graham — the father of Evangelical America — passed away last week at the age of 99. Having risen to international recognition during the late 1940s, Graham is accredited… Read more »

In Memoriam: William F. Buckley, Jr.

In Memoriam: William F. Buckley, Jr.

Last Tuesday, February 27, marked the tenth anniversary of the death of American conservativism’s greatest exponents, William F. Buckley Jr. Over a long and industrious career in the media, Buckley… Read more »

The Review Reviews: “1984”

The Review Reviews: “1984”

It is common for theatrical adaptations of books to be poor. But, it is rare that a theatrical adaptation of a book misses as much of the very point of… Read more »

A Vote of No Confidence

A Vote of No Confidence

As Daniel Webster stated in the legendary 1819 Supreme Court case of Dartmouth College vs. Wentworth, “It is, sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are… Read more »