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Conservative Minder

In this impressive intellectual biography of one of the founders of modern conservatism, Bradley Birzer makes the case for the importance of Russell Kirk (1918-94) today, in large part by making clear the extent to which Kirk’s philosophical but nonideological kind of conservatism differs from what is most often presented …

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Beyond the Cross

It’s a commonplace observation, and yet somehow still a shocking one: In all of human civilization, no subject has been written and talked about more than the death of Jesus Christ.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Sociable Skeptic

In his early twenties, David Hume (1711-1776), who is regarded by many observers as Britain’s greatest philosopher, studied law and worked briefly for a Bristol merchant, but he soon decided he wanted to be a man of letters.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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A Survivor’s Tale

An essential job requirement for a government minister in a totalitarian dictatorship is a willingness to suffer endless humiliation at the hands of the supreme leader.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Chelsea Hits Obamacare's 'Crushing Costs'

Source: Weekly Standard A video shows Chelsea Clinton telling a crowd that her mother, Hillary Clinton, is open to using executive action to reduce health care costs. Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Read More: Chelsea Hits Obamacare’s ‘Crushing Costs’

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When Fidel Went to Harvard

Source: Weekly Standard Cuban dictator Raul Castro’s alternately affable and defiant denial of human rights violations at his brief “press conference” with President Obama in Havana reminded me of a similar performance by his brother here in the U.S.—probably the only other time a Castro has submitted to even …

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