Blog Posts

Bilingual Ed

March 16, 2017

California is going back to its old, failed system of “bilingual education.” This is the topic of my new article in National Review.  

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Speech Therapy

March 14, 2017

How philanthropists can defend free speech: I offer three suggestions, on the website of Donors Trust.

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Old English Is New Again

March 5, 2017

If you’ve ever felt the need to shout “Hwæt!” then my podcast with Tom Shippey is for you: We discuss The Complete Old English Poems, which includes Beowulf and every other surviving poem of the Anglo Saxons. Bonus Beowulf: Here’s a piece I wrote almost a decade ago on the guy who ripped Grendal’s arm from its socket.

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Federalist No. 1

February 22, 2017

Here’s my interview with Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour.

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Fear Not

February 8, 2017

My latest in the Wall Street Journal: “Who’s Afraid of Student Journalists?”

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Greek To Me

February 4, 2017

I’m not an expert on ancient Greek computers, but I pretend to be one when I write book reviews for the Wall Street Journal. Here’s my latest, on the Antikythera Mechanism.

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