Articles by Roger Kimball

Multitasking the Intelligence Community Roundup

It wasn’t so long ago that it seemed like a big deal if your shiny new personal computer could multitask: that is, it could run two or more programs simultaneously. It was then that we began to hear about “threads” and “background tasks.” It all seemed, and indeed was, pretty nifty. Most of us, I […]

A Genuinely Transgressive Act

Regular readers of this column know that we are often engaged in a species of cultural pathology. We regularly chronicle absurdities, malignancies, outrages, and insanities throughout the world of culture: in museums and the art world, theater and “performance art,” the media, and above all in the world of academia. Every now and then, it […]

Media Attempt to School Republicans Is a Disingenuous Fraud

If you haven’t had your daily dose of petulant surreality, swivel over to read this astounding editorial at what used to be America’s paper of record. This curious effusion warns that “The G.O.P. will not be able to postpone a reckoning on Donald Trump’s presidency for much longer.” Oh, dear. Are things as bad as […]

Trump’s Foreign Policy Deals Properly with Tyrants

Over at PJ Media, my friend Roger L. Simon makes some sage observations about the proper conduct of foreign policy among great powers in general and, in particular, about the behavior of President Trump with respect to this important arena of human endeavor.  Roger’s first point has two parts, a strophe, as it were, and […]

The Little Engine That Couldn’t

Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make ridiculous. Has it happened to the Democrats yet? I think so, yes. I think so. “Whistleblower” is already being enrolled in the lexicon of political disasters, and not just on account of pictures of the priapic Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky and featuring a rude joke […]

Another Week, Another Pseudo-Scandal

Spin the magic wheel: click, click, click, click, click—click—click: Ukraine! We’re all going to Ukraine! Another week, another pseudo-scandal fomented by anonymous anti-Trump actors in the “intelligence community” and fanned into attention-grabbing headlines by an impatient, irresponsible press. Can anyone keep them all straight? They rise like noxious bubbles from the cauldron of deep-state anti-Trump […]

Andrew McCabe’s Unjust Deserts

I was going to pass by in silent contempt the news that CNN—the network that patrons of airport lounges cordially dislike and that no one else watches—just decided to hire disgraced former FBI honcho Andrew McCabe as a commentator. He’ll fit right in, I thought, with other such mountebanks barking against Donald Trump not only […]

Trump and Tone

One of the great difficulties in perfecting technologies like radar and sonar revolves around the problem of distinguishing accurately between noise and the real McCoy. Is that an enemy bomber or missile out there, or is it just a flock of birds? Donald Trump presents his opponents, and even some of his friends, with a […]

Don’t Celebrate Bastille Day

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Charles Reich, R.I.P.

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Sohrab Ahmari and Our Existential Struggle

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Restoring the Lost Consensus

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Notes on the Great Realignment

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Want to Fix the Universities? Here Are Two Options

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Pursue Those Indictments!

Last month, Chris Buskirk wrote a column for the Spectator USA describing Representative Devin Nunes as “a hero of the Republic.” It was well-deserved praise. Nunes, a Republican Congressman from a rural district in California was, until January, chairman of the House Permanent Special Committee on Intelligence (he is now the ranking member). Nunes has […]

No Time to ‘Move On’: Trump’s Michigan Triumph

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