There were times in 2016 when I was staring mindlessly at my Twitter feed and a tweet by Ross Douthat, the conservative-in-residence of the New York Times op-ed page, would materialize on the screen. Not just any Douthat tweet—I don’t...Show More Summary
I am grateful for this recommendation of my 1999 book ‘The Abolition of Britain’ by the New York Times writer (and resident conservative) Ross Douthat. http://nyti.ms/2hotjcl This first appeared in the New York Times before Christmas but was published today...
Here are Ross Douthat’s reading suggestions for the Trump years (NYT), I ordered what I haven’t already read. And here is Ray Dalio on the Trump administration, better than most of what you will read on the topic. Here is a short excerpt:...Show More Summary
The New York Times: Ross Douthat provides a list. I'm glad to see that the Peter Hitchens book is mentioned.
So conservative public intellectuals — such as our good friend Yuval Levin — are thrilled that an article in the New York Times (not written by Ross Douthat) actually said that liberals have something to learn from conservatives. Liberals, in their programs for students, are all about progressive activism. Show More Summary
Ross Douthat is VERY CONCERNED about the future of the Democratic Party. You may be shocked at his solution–the party should move to the right! For instance: Democrats could attempt to declare a culture-war truce, consolidating the gains of the Obama era while disavowing attempts to regulate institutions and communities that don’t follow the current […]
He may not have intended to say that Trump voters were driven by illusions, but that is effectively what he wrote. His column warned Democrats that they have to move right to get more political support: "some of the Trumpian (and pre-Trumpian)...Show More Summary
Ok, Freddie hasn’t quite made it to that level yet. But it’s not only luminaries like Rod Dreher and Ross Douthat who find Freddie’s brilliant insights useful. Now Ann Coulter thinks he’s the bee’s knees too. Congrats Freddie! Made it to the big time! pic.twitter.com/LxU7u7qSGk — buddy he'lld (@lbourgie) November 16, 2016 As the kids […]
It's a cookbook! https://t.co/lg38WkOAhy — James Taranto (@jamestaranto) November 12, 2016
1. A brief history of Chinese science fiction. 2. The largest human gatherings ever. 3. Ross Douthat on the post-familial election (NYT). 4. This app will let you buy restaurant leftovers for really cheap. 5. The charter schools that work (NYT). 6. WaPo interview with Tim Harford. The post Sunday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
Ross Douthat devoted his NYT column this morning to how people in the United States and other wealthy countries deal with a world in which they have fewer children. It's mostly devoted to social psychological speculation, which I will...Show More Summary
If Trump were merely a problem for Conservatives (which he certainly is), we should ask why Hillary Clinton is struggling so badly? Ross Douthat has a thought provoking essay which argues public policy which ignores or negates family as a building block of society will eventually bite the new liberal mega coalition too: A post-familial society more...
Click here for reuse options! Making a conservative case against Trump, Ross Douthat descends into denial about anti-choice violence. In a stunning stunning piece titled “From Roe to Trump” in Wednesday’s New York Times, columnist Ross...Show More Summary
Ross Douthat: “I agree with them that grave evils will follow from electing Hillary Clinton. But the Trump alternative is like a feckless war of choice in the service of some just-seeming end, with a commanding general who likes war [...]
Scott Lemieux: _[The Reformicon Faction Speaks]_: "[Shorter Ross Douthat:] 'The important thing... is not that conservatives dislike the potential substantive policy outcomes of a Supreme Court with a median Democratic-appointed vote, it’s that liberals lack a sufficiently rigorous constitutional grand theory. Hence, the ends justify any means..." (Live from the...
Over on Twitter, Ross Douthat, Seth Mandel, and Chris Hayes were wondering whether liberals wanted a more moderate Republican party if that made for a more responsible, but also politically stronger, opponent. Douthat wrote that theShow More Summary
Aside from the possibility of declaring martial law or starting a nuclear war over a nasty tweet, Ross Douthat figures there are three "baseline dangers" from a Trump presidency: Sustained market jitters Major civil unrest Rapid escalation...Show More Summary
This Ross Douthat column attempting to explain How Donald Trump Happened is an almost-comical look into a delusional conservative movement that does not, even now, understand How Donald Trump Happened. Behold, as "serious" conservatism...Show More Summary
The Op-Ed pages of The New York Times are piss-poor to be sure, but Ross Douthat and David Brooks are sometimes worth reading. But the following from Brooks (28 October) is singularly boneheaded although the opening sentence is exactly right:...
Not only did commentorion Yastreblyansky warn everyone that Ross Douthat is wringing his beard over what the Intellectual Right did to deserve Trump, he wrote a blog post about it, and thank goodness for that. I got to the point where Douthat quotes Matthew Continetti (approvingly!?) and thought Do I really want to do this? […]