Brownstone Category

September 21, 2021

The Wrecking of New York City: Accident or Design?

To my mind, the New York Times bears a huge part of the responsibility for the catastrophic policy response to…

September 15, 2021

These Travel Restrictions Must End 

On matters epidemiological, I’m a dedicated follower of Professor Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University, scientist and novelist. It was she…

September 14, 2021

The Meaning of the FDA Resignations

How significant is it that the two top FDA officials responsible for vaccine research resigned last week and this week…

September 12, 2021

Lockdowns Codified a Caste System

The use of the term “frontline” as an adjective dates only from 1915. The application was military. In the Great…

September 12, 2021

The Polio Pandemic of 1949-52: No Closures, No Restrictions

World War II had ended four years earlier and the U.S. was trying to return to peace and prosperity. Price…

September 9, 2021

Science Denied: The Biden Vaccine Mandate

President Biden has decided to go hard on the virus. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Sadly for him, those tiny…

September 8, 2021

The Trauma of Our Lives and What To Do about It: Review and Interview with Gigi Foster

The number one obligation of any intellectual or concerned citizen today is to make sense of the last year and…

September 5, 2021

The Fall of Intellectual Heroism

Professor Noam Chomsky has always been for me something of an intellectual hero, and not because I agreed with all…

September 2, 2021

Racial Segregation and Vaccine Passports: Ominous Parallels

There are periods in American history when a scientifically based frenzy sweeps all other considerations before it. Values like equality,…

August 29, 2021

The World Health Organization Oversold the Vaccine and Deprecated Natural Immunity

A strange feature of rhetoric during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that came to public notice in early 2020 was the odd…