Around the World in 80 Days, Day 70: Sweden, Part 1 – Where No One is Special

Visiting a city and want a bit of local flavor?  Take a guided tour.  While there is no substitute for exploring on your own, meeting people, and research, a good guided tour—and sometimes even a bad one—will tell you a lot about what the locals think is important in their city, how they see themselves, … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 67: Norway – The Best Country in the World?

Let’s take a moment to recall what this project is all about.  We are seeking to answer the question: If America is not great, then who is? Michael Moore style America-bashing is very much in style.  Whether it is Ashley Judd shouting on the Washington Mall, George Soros-funded protests, or Barack Obama apologizing for American … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 39: Russia, Part 3 – Socialism, the Opiate of Godless People

This year, this month actually, is the anniversary of the Russian Revolution.  The Russian government is trying to capitalize on the fact by marketing tours of the country to the old communist guard who still revere the likes of Lenin and Stalin.  Zachary and I had included Russia on our Around the World in 80 … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 37: Russia, Part 1 – The Mother of All Socialist Countries

“It was no use assuming that Russian plans worked out well for Russians:  they did nothing of the kind; Russians made failures of everything and reveled in failure.” —Bernard Pares, My Russian Memoirs Speaking of his 1839 trip to Russia, the Marquis de Custine wrote: “Whenever you are unhappy, go to Russia.  Anyone who has come … Read more

Trump is Right, Newsweek. Socialism Doesn’t Work (Fox News)

My latest article was published today on Fox News. On Tuesday, President Trump addressed the United Nations and, shocking to no one save Left-of-center news agencies, he expressed his strong belief in his own economic policies; in America—its people, way of life, and the Constitution which governs it; and in business enterprise as a path … Read more

March Madness

March Madness to the Final Four: Clash of Civilizations Edition

If you are a sports fan then you know that we are in the midst of “March Madness,” that is, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  For the uninitiated, a committee picks 64 college teams, and over the course of a few weeks those teams play until the field is whittled down to the “Final Four.”  … Read more