Razib Khan's Brown Pundits post on whether liberalism broadly construed can stand against the intransigence of Islam.
It is easy to make fun of the expensive culture of wine tasting, but I'm always willing to follow the data.
A beautiful poem about the Church.
I like to poke fun at libertarianism, but this seems like an example where a libertarian critique is warranted. A variety of vested interests created by law defended their prerogatives to the detriment of the public interest. In this case, rather than anti-competitive practices by AT&T, we seem to have a case of neglect.
Ross Douthat ponders what movies deserve attention since 2001. Also see Steve Sailer's response.
Arguing that Louis Pasteur's abortive art career helped him discover chirality.
Gabriel Rossman does a network analysis of battles in the Iliad.
Joel Stein is a funny, funny guy.