National Review

History Is Short

Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.(Jason Reed/Reuters) And theres a reason we fight over it.There is no marriage as stable and enduring as that of ignorance and certitude. Years ago, I knew some crunchy progressives of the particularly nas…

The Gershwin Musical That Flopped

George Gershwin(Bain Collection / Library of Congress) Their sequel to Of Thee I Sing was too edgy for 1933.In 1932, Of Thee I Sing became the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize. In making the award to George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind (who 23 years later…

Why You Should Still Listen to Car Talk

(Pixabay) The long-running NPR program isnt just about how to fix cars its about the humor of the human condition.I know nothing about cars. Scratch that. I know how to steer and where the brake pedal is, and I can usually remember how the windshield wipers…