Brownstone Category

October 6, 2022

Why Did So Many Intellectuals Refuse to Speak Out?

Think of all the institutions that have marched in lockstep during the dramatic decline in civilization over three years. It’s…

October 2, 2022

The 70 Seconds that Shook the World

On March 16, 2020, following a long weekend of negotiations and deals about the coronavirus, Donald Trump, Deborah Birx, and…

September 28, 2022

The Pandemic Response Unleashed Two Kinds of Nationalism

Sunetra Gupta became my whisperer early in the pandemic due to her comprehensive understanding of the relationship between society and…

September 26, 2022

When Did Trump Change His Mind about Lockdowns?

All sources we have so far testify that Trump greenlighted nationwide lockdowns the weekend of March 14-15, 2020, under the…

September 22, 2022

The Choice Is Liberty or Lockdown

Two years after the first edition, the second edition of Liberty or Lockdown is now in print, just as the…

September 21, 2022

The Market Still Loves You

This book – The Market Loves You, now it is second edition – was written in the Before Times. Looking back through…

September 20, 2022

It Ends as it Began: As a Political Ploy

The current US president finally said it during a 60 Minutes interview: “The pandemic is over.” Though obviously true by…

September 13, 2022

Governor Andrew Cuomo: From Hero to Goofball in One Seasonal Virus 

Oh joy, another book by a hero of lockdowns! This time it is from Andrew Cuomo, who rode the disease-panic…

September 12, 2022

The Story of Jared Kushner and His Ventilators

You know the phrase self-aware? It does not apply to Jared Kushner, the former president’s son-in-law. He somehow winnowed his…

September 10, 2022

A World on Fire

Every day, news reporters, traders, and workers of all sorts the world over wake to do their work as they…