Peter Wood

How China meddles in American academia

25 January 2022 8:19 am

“Congress has dropped language from a must-pass bill governing US defense policy that would have effectively prevented US scientists from…

E.O. Wilson and the climate cult

11 January 2022 7:45 pm

Famed ant specialist and sociobiologist E.O. Wilson passed away on December 26, age ninety-two. He came to national attention in 1975 with the…

Why discord delights

12 December 2021 2:15 pm

Finding fault takes finesse. Oh, anybody can complain. We are a nation of complainers, carping at everything from breakfast vittles to late-night…

Whither the woke?

12 November 2021 4:38 pm

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a collection of ingenuous words devised by a young man, John Koenig, who spent seven…

The New York Times and the art of the Big Lie

1 November 2021 3:00 pm

Lies come in all shapes and sizes, colors, odors, textures and tastes. Some are only little white lies, but more often the accompanying adjective suggests…

Democrat powerbroker's faith in the experts

3 October 2021 6:07 am

Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s former governor and Democratic power broker, is seeking to return to his old job in 2021. Polls…

We conspiracists, we happy few

24 July 2021 12:50 pm

What makes America America? An answer available to most of us is our shared dedication to the principles of liberty…

Is it fair to substitute equity for equality?

4 February 2021 4:21 am

President Biden has stirred some controversy in recent days by his apparent preference for the word ‘equity’ over the word…

Joe Biden, high priest of the cult of woke

29 January 2021 3:25 am

‘Do you think he died of dispossession?’ That’s the facetious question the nameless hero of Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel, Invisible…

jack dorsey

@jack is the giant

13 January 2021 3:09 am

Where is Jack? You know, Jack-the-Giant-Killer? The little fellow who caught the giant Cormaran in a deadfall and dispatched him…


Hyperbole radicalism and the politics of exaggeration

17 August 2020 11:17 pm

‘All I want for Christmas is White genocide.’ So remarked George Ciccariello-Maher, then professor of politics and global studies at…


The poison of reparations

1 July 2020 3:27 am

Reparations are a recipe for rancor. Under the guise of settling a grievance, they intensify and often eternalize it. They…