Brownstone Category

August 16, 2021

Biden’s Other Unwinnable War

Joe Biden’s speech following the Afghanistan debacle made for compelling television for one main reason: here is a government official…

August 13, 2021

The Respected Scientists Who Pushed for Alcohol Prohibition in 1920

Most people today regard America’s experiment with alcohol prohibition as a national embarrassment, rightly repealed in 1933. So it will…

August 11, 2021

Comedy and Tragedy in Two Americas

In Dallas, Texas, life on the weekend felt completely normal, even better than ever. The city was booming with life,…

August 9, 2021

The Totalitarian Ideology of Lockdownism

Every political ideology has three elements: a vision of hell with an enemy that needs to be crushed, a vision…

August 5, 2021

“Half the Population Could Die!”: The Great Disease Panic of 2005-06

People might think that disease panic plus extreme actions by governments are new, perhaps because the virus in question is…

August 4, 2021

A Caste System Threatens the West

If you test positive or refuse to be tested at all in New Zealand, prepare to be shipped out to…

August 4, 2021

The CDC Alone Is Regulating Rental Markets

So much went wrong last year that it was hard to keep up. It was like being pounded daily by…

August 3, 2021

The New Segregationism

Walking through several airports to catch planes this season – they are packed with people – I stepped on hundreds…

August 3, 2021

They Considered and Rejected Pandemic Closures in 1957

The Asian flu of 1957-58 was a deadly pandemic with a broader reach for severe outcomes than Covid-19 of 2020. It killed…

August 3, 2021

What Were Lockdowners Thinking? A Review of Jeremy Farrar

I’ve heard the following question seemingly thousands of times over the last year: “Why did they do this to us?” …