Entrapped in the Labyrinth: An Interview with Harvey Silverglate
When the scales of power are so heavily weighted to one side, any notion of checks-and-balances becomes a joke. It will require a coordinated effort from the citizenry to rise up against the federal prosecutorial juggernaut
Aug 20, 2009 - 12:15:37 AM
The Intolerance of the Left: An Interview with Harry Stein
Harry Stein is a long time journalist, writer and social commentator. Currently, he is a Contributing Editor at City Journal. He has been a professional writer and editor since he co-founded The American Mercury in 1972.
Jun 26, 2009 - 11:20:54 AM
Liberating Myself: An Interview with Roger Simon
Roger L. Simon is a writer and the co-founder and current CEO of PajamasMedia.com. He is the author of ten novels and his latest effort is a memoir entitled, Blacklisting Myself: Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror. Mr. Simon is the creator of the Moses Wine detective series. The initial installment in the series was made into the film, The Big Fix, in 1978 for which Simon wrote the script. His screenplay for Enemies: A Love Story garnered a nomination for an Academy Award. Despite being CEO, Mr. Simon regularly publishes a blog of his own at PajamasMedia.com.
Feb 5, 2009 - 10:45:47 AM
The Family Over All: An Interview with Dr. Allan Carlson
Dr. Allan C. Carlson is one of the leading experts on family and marriage in the United States. Currently, he is the President of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and a Director of the Family in America Studies Center. He is also Editor of the journal, The Family in America. He earned his Ph.D. in Modern European History and is the author of numerous books such as Family Questions: Reflections on the American Social Crisis, The Swedish Experiment in Family Politics: The Myrdals and the Interwar Population Crisis, From Cottage to Work Station: The Family's Search for Social Harmony in the Industrial Age, Family and Community in the Shaping of the American Identity, and Society, Family, Person. He latest work is The Natural Family: A Manifesto and was co-written with Paul T. Mero.
Oct 29, 2008 - 11:46:31 AM
The Apex Fallacy: An Interview with Dr. Helen Smith
I have conducted scores of interviews since 2003, but rarely did one alter my worldview. Yet that was precisely what occurred during my exchange with Dr. Helen Smith. Her answer to my second question led to my coming up with a new term for the fallacious way by which feminists comprehend the nature of our social structure. The phrase "Apex Fallacy" sprung to mind as it elucidates fully the inaccurate fashion by which they assess the status of women in America. The error in their thinking arises from a collective refusal to acknowledge that the vast majority of male workers toil in the nether regions of our economy. These hordes of men-who make possible feminist lives of leisure-are totally invisible to the harridans who compare women, on aggregate, to the rich and famous alone. Indeed, when judging female progress, juxtaposition is only made with those males at the apex of our status hierarchy. It seems that feminists can discern none but the elite.
Oct 25, 2008 - 10:56:20 PM
No Nation Left Behind: An Interview with Charles Murray
My father always said that anyone who lived through John F. Kennedy's assassination remembers what they were doing at the precise moment the president was shot. This may well be true, but we also lucidly recall the circumstances of far lesser events such as the controversy surrounding the publication of The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray. The furor its conclusions caused is forever ingrained in my memory.
Aug 28, 2008 - 11:13:48 AM
What's So Great About Dinesh D'Souza? An Interview
Dinesh D'Souza is one of the most famous conservatives in America. He is a prolific author of works concerning politics and society. After college, he worked briefly in the public sector and was, in the late eighties, a senior domestic policy analyst in the Reagan Administration. As an author, he has always been a controversial figure due to his arriving at positions well ahead of the conservative consensus. Illiberal Education and The End of Racism made him a hated figure by the left; but it was not until 2007, with the release of The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, that he found himself criticized by some members of the right. His latest book What's So Great About Christianity, should restore his status among conservatives, however. It is a meticulous and exquisite defense of both Christianity and belief in general.
Aug 18, 2008 - 1:06:25 PM
Memorable Speech: An Interview with David Yezzi
David Yezzi is Executive Editor of The New Criterion and a well-known poet whose published collections include "The Hidden Model," and "Sad Is Eros." His essays have appeared at Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Sun, and The New Yorker. He has earned degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia University School of the Arts. His latest book is what occasioned this interview.
May 7, 2008 - 10:47:52 AM
The author convincingly links the left to fascism and is particularly compelling in regards to American Progressivism as that movement was a major source of the fascist ideas that fueled Hitler and Mussolini. This connection is fully elucidated in his chapter "Everything You Know About Fascism is Wrong."
Mar 29, 2008 - 2:05:49 AM
The man brims with antipathy for his country and described 9/11 as a case of white America getting what it deserves. The alleged holy man further demeaned his country and dubbed it a place of white supremacy. No doubt, should Obama become our next president, the tone of his sermons will not change. Why mess with success?
Mar 12, 2008 - 7:26:32 PM
Anxious Days Indeed: An Interview with Patricia Pearson
Patricia Pearson is a writer who possesses a plethora of interests.
Mar 3, 2008 - 9:45:38 PM
Single Young Males: A Defense
I've been a fan of City Journal since my interest in Harry Stein led me to the website back in 2000. The quarterly's masthead features the names of numerous esteemed and intelligent social commentators. Looking back over the last eight years I can honestly say that there has not been one essay they've published that was not worthwhile. Kay Hymowitz's recent endeavor, "Child-Man in the Promised Land: Today's single young men hang out in a hormonal limbo between adolescence and adulthood," is no exception to this rule - if only due to the way that responding to it sharpens the mind.
Feb 6, 2008 - 9:52:39 AM
Tiger Woods and PC
When will the tsunami of PC so oppressing our nation dissipate? With the probable election of Hillary Clinton in November it is highly likely that the situation will get substantially worse before it gets any better. Our right to speak freely erodes more and more with each passing day. The amount of forbidden words is far greater in 2008 than it was in 2006. Depending on the context, saying any of them can result in one becoming an outcast, getting fired from work or even going to the slammer.
Jan 28, 2008 - 10:20:39 AM
Fairy Tales for Single Chicks
Is some publicity better than no publicity? The cliche's truth is probably situational, but a belief in its validity must have been what spurred one of the authoresses of Princess Bubble to contact me regarding a review for their work as, frankly, the likelihood that I would appreciate its themes was not great.
Jan 18, 2008 - 7:26:57 PM
Marriage for Mollusks
I usually stay out of the publishing business's scrum for cash which basically is the most accurate way to describe the "self-help" genre. The start of each month seems to unleash a brand new, and benighted, array of counter-productive offerings which center upon romance.
Jan 2, 2008 - 8:23:47 PM
A Conservative Republican? An Interview with Kieran Michael Lalor
Are all politicians the same? How many legitimate conservatives can be counted among the ranks of Republican office holders? Candidate for New York's 19th Congressional District, Kieran Michael Lalor, answers some of these questions in the interview that follows while also providing for rightists a little "audacity of hope."
Dec 23, 2007 - 4:29:46 PM
I Survived the Revolution: An Interview with Humberto Fontova
Few folks really do live through hell and live to tell the tale, but Humberto Fontova is one of them. At age 7 Humberto fled Cuba with his mother, brother, and sister, but his father was not so lucky. He was sent to La Cabana, a place of executions, from which he eventually was released (2100 other souls were not so fortunate). Perhaps as a result of his personal experiences, Humberto's reflections on Cuba are powerful and astute. They instinctively appeal to political conservatives.
Dec 6, 2007 - 12:36:54 AM
Ann Coulter: The Phenomenon.
Her ridicule is something they cannot handle. Radical feminists are well known for their obtuseness and lack of wit so imagine how irate they become after hearing Coulter describe an ideal abstinence kit as containing "an 8x10 glossy of Susan Estrich." That is a hysterical quip, but also one that is highly accurate.
Nov 30, 2007 - 1:59:27 AM
Maureen Dowd, Sexist Pig.
Astoundingly, Dowd did not defend the junior gangster from New York. Instead, she lampooned the"estrogen equation" endemic to a woman wanting to have it both ways.
Nov 16, 2007 - 4:13:07 AM
What's Not Great About Christianity?
What's So Great About Christianity is very much a return to past form. D'Souza has always been hated by the left, but a work released earlier this year, brought about a fury of condemnation from the right as well.
Nov 8, 2007 - 12:40:27 AM
JFK and the Punitive Liberals.
The images of President Kennedy's death have inundated our culture. The media's dissection and reconfiguration of the event colors our understanding; so much so that many of us born after November 22, 1963 never once believed the official explanation for his death.
Oct 20, 2007 - 8:20:56 AM
Isaiah Thomas: Guilt by Genitalia.
Slowly but self-righteously America continues its descent into becoming a land debilitated by political correctness. How any man can have faith in our legal system is perplexing. The courts uphold inequity whenever possible and reflexively debase men in the hopes of elevating women. Until corrected, this malignant phenomenon has permanently dispelled justice from the land.
Oct 15, 2007 - 12:06:04 AM
His subtitle, were it to be used in the context of women, would be tantamount to a hate crime. The text is devoid of psychological revelation concerning males, but it does effectively illuminate the pervasive misandry endemic to our culture. Mr. LeDuff possesses as many negative assumptions about men as a Womyn's Studies professor, and he gladly shares them throughout the narrative. (Bernard Chapin's Review)
Oct 4, 2007 - 12:14:24 AM
Teamster for President! An Interview with John Bootie
William F. Buckley once said, "I would rather be governed by the first 2000 names in the Boston phone book than by the 2000 members of the faculty of Harvard University." No doubt, given what our chattering classes and elites have produced over the past 50 years, most of us would avidly agree with him. Perhaps that is why John Bootie, a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has stepped forward to run as an independent candidate for the Presidency. He describes himself as being an "Ultra Conservative Reaganite" and maintains a website outlining both his mission and his past. Unlike his peers, he is not afraid to take a stance on the issues of the day. In fact, he has even put them forth in writing.
Sep 3, 2007 - 6:57:57 PM
Sabotage! An Interview with Rowan Scarborough
Rowan Scarborough has just released Sabotage: America's Enemies Within the CIA and previously authored Rumsfeld's War: The Untold Story of America's Anti-Terrorist Commander. He covers national security for the Washington Examiner and graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Maryland. He is also a Navy veteran.
Aug 4, 2007 - 11:42:57 PM
Perez Hilton Fans Unite
This morning my Mozilla start page opened up to a link of a featured video from The View in which the hosts purportedly went after some blogger for one reason or another. I clicked on it but honestly was not familiar with their sacrificial lamb, Perez Hilton, before doing so. Yet The View is a show I know quite well as it is a toxic societal cesspool and the perfect embodiment of the self-absorption and narcissism that so afflicts and debilitates the essence of so many modern women.
Jul 17, 2007 - 7:43:30 AM
Art, Booze, and Women: An Interview with Roman Genn
Roman Genn is one of the most distinctive cartoonists in the world with a style both striking and vivacious. In my opinion, his bravery and irreverence are a crucial factor behind his artistic success and excellence. Those of us who read National Review have long been aware of his work as he is their principal cartoonist. A special store devoted to his prints has been created at their website.
Jul 2, 2007 - 10:01:14 AM
Schwerpunkt! An Interview with Dr. Stephen Tonsor
A conservative at the point of attack is very much what Dr. Stephen Tonsor was throughout his career in academia and during his time as a cultural and political commentator. Although a legend of rightward intellectual thought, he may be largely unknown to the current generation due to the fact that most of his works, such as Equality, Decadence, and Modernity and Tradition and Reform in Education, predate the arrival of the internet.
Jun 15, 2007 - 3:39:39 PM
An Interview With Mark Steyn II: Cultural Boogaloo
Recently, I had a lengthy interview with Mark Steyn published at The American Spectator. Due to space limitations, our full exchange couldn't appear there so I'm publishing the remainder here.
Jun 2, 2007 - 8:53:38 AM
A Brief Tour of Schmuckdom
It's not everyday that you get to speak to a legend, but that's what happened to me last month when I found myself interviewing Jackie Mason. He was my uncle's favorite comedian and I'd seen him on television numerous times so I was pleasantly surprised to hear his voice on the other end of the receiver. Although not included in my piece, the funniest parts of our exchange were due to my failing to recognize the rhetorical nature of his aside, "Is this understood?" I kept breaking in with "Yes, sir." Hopefully, he got a kick out of that, but there's no need to wonder what readers will think about his new book, Schmucks!: Our Favorite Fakes, Frauds, Lowlifes, Liars, the Armed and Dangerous, and Good Guys Gone Bad, as it's got all the laughs that audiences have come to expect from him.
May 23, 2007 - 12:47:12 PM
Lott Lives! An Interview with Jeremy Lott
Role models are rather hard to come by for internet writers. Ours is not a magnificent brave world, but it is rather new and one of the scribes who always made a favorable impression upon me is Jeremy Lott. From humble beginnings, his career has progressed favorably and he is well-known and well-regarded within Conservadom.
May 21, 2007 - 10:14:09 AM
Known Quantity: An Interview with John Derbyshire
Possessing diverse life experiences provides writers with a richness of perspective unmatched by many of their peers, and I can think of no writer for whom this is more true than John Derbyshire.
May 16, 2007 - 7:10:10 AM
Hillary Clinton, a Trojan Horse?
Like many conservatives, I've been a frequent consumer of Hillariana over the years. I fondly recall the chapters of The Hillary Trap: Looking for Power in all the Wrong Places, Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House, and Rewriting History. So, with a mix of stimulation and fatigue, I opened Bay Buchanan's newly released The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton. Undeniably, there are few more topical persons than the junior Senator from New York, but, as works concerning her continue to roll forth, the crucial question regarding the Hill-o-hype is, "what new things does this author have to say?"
May 14, 2007 - 8:06:45 AM
Don Imus Gets Oprahcized
In Chicago, one must pity the atheists. Imagine how difficult it is to argue that Heaven and Hell are a fairy tale when one of the Devilís chief operatives makes daily broadcasts from a fashionable address in the West Loop. Of course, the operative I refer to is none other than the phenomenally successful multi-billionaire, and supposedly oppressed person, Oprah Winfrey.
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:52:41 AM
Of Rights and Character Assassination: A Review of Indoctrination U
A review of Indoctrination U: The Leftís War Against Academic Freedom. Should Conservadom, in the spirit of positive reinforcement, ever decide to create awards for its most valuable commentators, it is quite likely that David Horowitz will be summoned to the podium each and every year until the time of his death.
Feb 24, 2007 - 11:05:14 AM
U.S. News and Propaganda Report
I discovered yesterday that Bonnie Erbe at U.S. News and World Report wrote a column in response to my "Women Are Not Oppressed" piece. She then penned a follow up as well. Ostensibly, the reason for her devoting so much time to this issue is twofold. First, she wants to show people what uneducated bumpkins we internet writers are, and second, she wants to put a stop to any notion that women are not disadvantaged in America. As the reader may surmise, she fails in meeting either objective.
Feb 3, 2007 - 12:22:48 PM
Marriage: The Decision of Women Alone?
It's 2007 A.D. and most of us are aware that a major part of the population no longer believes that marriage should be confined to the practice of one sex marrying the other.
Jan 20, 2007 - 10:47:13 AM
So I Married a Radical Feminist
Politics isn't the only area in which strange bedfellows are made. One can say the same thing about poker as its unique characteristics have proved alluring for presidents, plumbers, starlets, professors, and even common criminals.
Jan 16, 2007 - 2:33:44 PM
Interview with John O'Sullivan
John O'Sullivan is one of the most famous political commentators alive. Unlike many other pundits, he has considerable real world experience, and that experience has helped to shape his views. Specifically, he once was a special adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and also ran as a candidate for Parliament in 1970. He holds many posts such as Editor at Large for National Review, co-chairman and founder of the New Atlantic Initiative, columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. In the past, he has been Editor in Chief for United Press International, National Review, The National Interest, and Policy Review.
Dec 19, 2006 - 5:46:03 PM
Women and Aggression: An Interview with Patricia Pearson
Patricia Pearson is a writer who seems to have a plethora of interests. A great deal of information concerning her can be found at her website which is called Pearsonís Post. She has won numerous awards and is a regular contributor to The USA Today, and Canadaís National Post. Her work has also appeared in Spy, Chatelaine, the New York Times, the Times of London, New York Observer, Redbook, the Guardian, Nerve, Shift, and Saturday Night. Mrs. Pearson has written several books such as Believe Me, When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence, and Life on a French Poster. At present, she lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.
Dec 10, 2006 - 8:44:42 AM