Monthly Archives: January 2013

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Incompetent Conservatives

The January 2013  issue of Commentary asked 53 writers and conservative leaders What is the Future of Conservatism? This is part of the response from Bret Stephens, I know it’s a small thing in the scheme of the universe that Ashcroft should have been…

Read More

A Democracy is Difficult

John Agresto writes Was Promoting Democracy a Mistake in the 12/12 issue of Commentary. Excerpts: So what led me to rethink the view that the coming of democracy to Iraq, and subsequently to the whole Middle East and beyond, would…

Read More

Why Poverty Persists

Ralph Reiland writes A Key Economic Lesson in American Spectator, 1/2/13 Excerpts:  In 2012, “the federal government will spend more than $668 billion on at least 126 different programs to fight poverty,” in addition to “welfare spending by state and…

Read More