French public intellectuals have a reputation—well-deserved—for being socialists, Marxists, or Trotskyists. One thinks in this regard of popular figures like Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, and Simone de Beauvoir, all with fan clubs on American campuses. Some French thinkers, however, have carried forward another intellectual tradition, that of classical liberalism—pro-democracy and pro-market—and running from […]
In response to a softball question from his adoring fan Oprah Winfrey , who declared him “The One”, President Obama gave himself a “B+” for his first year in office. Winfrey then nearly did her own version of the Obama bow when she asked him why he was being so hard on himself!
Karl Rove, appearing on “The [...]