Brownstone Category

March 5, 2024

The End of the End of Ideology

In 1960, Harvard sociologist Daniel Bell published a book called The End of Ideology. It argued that it was time…

March 4, 2024

Life After Lockdown: Introduction

My last published book was Liberty or Lockdown, originally printed in September 2020. It was written in a mad fury…

March 1, 2024

Free Speech on Trial

In a lifetime of observing policy controversies and court cases, we’ve never witnessed anything as crucial to the future of…

February 22, 2024

A Digital Coup d’Etat

There was a time. What seemed to be unfolding was a huge intellectual error for the history books. A new…

February 19, 2024

Schumpeter on How Higher Education Wrecks Freedom

A book that pays high returns for decades with endless insights is Joseph Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (1943). It…

February 15, 2024

The Great Reset Didn’t Work: The Case of EVs 

We are living through one of history’s longest and most excruciating versions of “We told you so.” When in March…

February 12, 2024

Intellectuals for Sale

In the first week of March 2020, as news of a virus was everywhere, intellectuals associated with the Yale University…

February 10, 2024

The Forgetting Is Mandatory

Under the cover of disease control, most nations in the world have lived through the equivalent of war – never…

February 1, 2024

Today’s Censorship Is Personal

The United States has the distinction the world over for being a home to the First Amendment, which guarantees free…

January 31, 2024

Maybe More People Objected Than We Knew 

For four years, we’ve carried around a presumption that when lockdowns came, most people went along out of fear of…