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We’re All Bad Guys

Half a century ago, fashionable young moviemakers looking for new ways to separate themselves from old Hollywood fuddy-duddies—and to épater la bourgeoisie even though it was that very bourgeoisie they needed to become rich and powerful—sank their teeth into the notions that America and capitalism were pretty awful and played …

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Regulation: Bluster or Buster?

In a speech on October 11 promoting his tax-reform plan, Donald Trump spoke rosily of America’s economic revival, crediting himself for having cleared the way for growth.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Let Us Think Together

In 1637, René Descartes recounted a “fable” of how he came to think well. From his youth, he had read the books of the ancients, exercised his rhetorical skills, and observed the debates of philosophers and theologians.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Diamonds Are Forever

As the major league playoffs continue on into the World Series, there is lots of talk—complaining, really—about the lengthening time it takes to play, and therefore watch, a baseball game.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Tinseltown Transaction

Hollywood casting has been much in the news, what with the revelation that Harvey Weinstein has for decades been making the most of the old casting couch—and the fact that Weinstein is hardly the only predator demanding sexual favors for the chance at movie roles.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Let’s Hear It for the Red Cross

The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Civil War nurse Clara Barton. It was the first U.S. relief organization and established its effectiveness with responses to the Great Thumb Fire of 1881 and the Johnstown Flood in 1889.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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The Dystopian Present

In August, your humble Scrapbook noted an alarming New York magazine article about how the world of teenage novels is now rife with “culture cops, monitoring their peers across multiple platforms for violations.” The bar for political correctness in young adult (YA) fiction has only gotten higher.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com …

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Founding Folios

Attention all history buffs and antiquarian booksellers: The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, a recently founded center at Arizona State University, is in the market for great books relevant to American political philosophy and civics.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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