Tripod

by John J. Miller on March 27, 2015 · 0 comments

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My three latest author-interview podcasts are: Charlie Cooke of National Review on The Conservatarian Manifesto, Diane Preston on the birth of weapons of mass destruction, and Andrew Klavan on his new novel Werewolf Cop. Subscribe to the series here.

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Poll Position

by John J. Miller on March 21, 2015 · 0 comments

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The new issue of National Review carries my article on political polls:

Whatever the causes of the blindsiding, the plain fact is that polling is getting harder, especially at the local level, and the supposed aberrations could become routine. Pollsters are scrambling to keep up with changes in technology and behavior that have rendered traditional survey methods obsolete. “We’re facing serious challenges,” says Scott Keeter of the Pew Research Center. Steve Mitchell, a longtime pollster in Michigan, is more dramatic: “I’m not sure I’ll be able to do this for more than two or three more election cycles,” he says. “We could be watching the death of polling.”

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Werewolf Cop

March 18, 2015

I contributed a blurb to Andrew Klavan’s new novel, Werewolf Cop: “A modern masterpiece of hardboiled horror, featuring a hero who feels like he stepped out of a Raymond Chandler novel as he confronts a dilemma that recalls the best of Stephen King–and the whole thing set to a moral sensibility that has become too [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2015

A decade ago, I made the case for why St. Brendan rather than St. Patrick should be the patron saint of Irish America.

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Agenda Setting

March 13, 2015

To paraphrase Navin Johnson: The new guidebooks are here! The new guidebooks are here! The Philanthropy Roundtable has just published Agenda Setting: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Influencing Public Policy, by me and Karl Zinsmeister, with Ashley May. Here’s an overview: Yet public-policy philanthropy has special ways of mystifying and frustrating practitioners. It requires understanding [...]

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Hidden History

March 6, 2015

What is “esoteric writing”? For all the answers, listen to my latest Bookmonger podcast, with Arthur Melzer.

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