New York City

Concrete: The Foundation of Modern Life

We typically go through our days without devoting a thought to this this magnificent material, concrete, that helps make modern life possible. The next time you enjoy a modern building, drive down a street, or so much as stroll down a sidewalk, you might think for a moment of the modern producers of concrete. Their thought and work literally support your life. More »

Sam Harris

Sam Harris: Yes, Islamic Jihadists Are Motivated by Religion

Many leftists refuse to face the fact that jihadists are motivated by Islam. Thankfully, Sam Harris, although a leftist in some respects, does not buy into the leftist nonsense on this count. In his reply to Barack Obama’s speech on Islamic State, Harris seeks “a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain religious ideas—jihad, martyrdom, blasphemy, apostasy—reliably lead to oppression and murder.” More »

Obama on Islamic State: Pretend Islam Is Not Islam

Obama’s strategy is a combination of half-hearted attacks on Islamic State and dangerous coalitions with Islamic tyrants and militants, many of whom wish to see America destroyed. What explains the ineptness of Obama’s foreign policy with respect to Islamic terrorism? One of the most important problems is Obama’s refusal to recognize the nature of America’s enemies. More »

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