Table of Contents
   Introductionp. 1
   Personalp. 17
      The Good and the Greatp. 19
         Marcel, My Brotherp. 19
         Winston Churchill: The Indispensable Manp. 22
         Paul Erdos: Sweet Geniusp. 25
         Rick Ankiel: Return of the Naturalp. 28
         Christopher Columbus: Dead White Malep. 31
         Hermann Lisco: Man for All Seasonsp. 34
      Mannersp. 37
         No Dancing in the End Zonep. 37
         "Women and Children." Still?p. 40
         Don't Touch My Junkp. 43
         Accents and Affectationsp. 46
         The Appeal of Ordealp. 49
      Pride and Prejudicesp. 55
         The Pariah Chess Clubp. 55
         Of Dogs and Menp. 58
         In Defense of the F-Wordp. 61
         The Central Axiom of Partisan Politicsp. 64
         Krauthammer's First Lawp. 67
      Folliesp. 71
         Save the Border Colliep. 71
         Bush Derangement Syndromep. 74
         Life by Manualp. 77
         From People Power to Polentap. 80
         Annals of "Art"p. 83
         "Natural" Childbirthp. 87
         The Inner Man? Who Caresp. 90
         The Mirror-Image Fallacyp. 93
      Passions and Pastimesp. 99
         The Joy of Losingp. 99
         Beauty, Truth and Hitchcockp. 102
         Fermat Solvedp. 105
         Be Afraidp. 108
         The Best Show in Townp. 112
      Heaven and Earthp. 115
         Your Only Halley'sp. 115
         Humbled by the Haydenp. 118
         Lit Up for Liftoff?p. 121
         Farewell, the New Frontierp. 124
         Are We Alone in the Universe?p. 127
   Politicalp. 131
      Citizen and Statep. 133
         Reflections on the Revolution in Francep. 133
         Did the State Make You Great?p. 136
         Constitutionalismp. 139
         Myth of the Angry White Malep. 142
         Going Negativep. 145
         The Tirana Indexp. 148
      Conundrumsp. 151
         Without the Noose, Without the Gagp. 151
         Motherhood Missedp. 154
         Ambiguity and Affirmative Actionp. 157
         Massacre at Newtownp. 160
         Pandora and Polygamyp. 163
         Empathy or Right?p. 166
         First a Wall--Then Amnestyp. 169
         In Plain English-Let's Make It Officialp. 172
         Of Course It's a Ponzi Schemep. 175
         The Church of Global Warmingp. 178
      Body and Soulp. 181
         The Dutch Examplep. 181
         Stem Cells and Fairy Talesp. 184
         The Truth About End-of-Life Counselingp. 187
         Mass Murder, Medicalizedp. 190
         The Double Tragedy of a Stolen Deathp. 193
         Essay: On the Ethics of Embryonic Researchp. 196
      Man and Godp. 209
         The Real Message of Creationismp. 209
         God vs. Caesarp. 212
         Body Worshipp. 215
         Chernenko and the Case Against Atheismp. 218
      Memory and Monumentsp. 221
         Sweet Land of Libertyp. 221
         Holocaust Museump. 224
         Sacrilege at Ground Zerop. 227
         FDR: The Dignity of Denialp. 230
         Martin Luther King in Word and Stonep. 233
         Collective Guilt, Collective Responsibilityp. 236
   Historicalp. 239
      The Jewish Question, Againp. 241
         Those Troublesome Jewsp. 241
         Land Without Peacep. 245
         Borat the Fearfulp. 248
         Judging Israelp. 251
         Essay: Zionism and the Fate of the Jewsp. 258
      The Golden Agep. 275
         The '80s: Revivalp. 275
         The '90s: Serenityp. 278
         Cold War Nostalgiap. 281
      The Age of Holy Terrorp. 285
         September 11, 2001p. 285
         When Imagination Failsp. 288
         "The Borders of Islam Are Bloody"p. 290
         To War or Not to War?p. 293
         The Surge, Deniedp. 296
         Who Lost Iraq?p. 299
         From Freedom Agenda to Freedom Doctrinep. 302
         Language and Leadershipp. 305
      The Age to Comep. 309
         Hyperproliferation: Can We Survive It?p. 309
         Death by Dronep. 312
         No Hiding from Historyp. 315
   Globalp. 319
      Three Essays on America and the Worldp. 321
         The Unipolar Moment (1990)p. 321
         Democratic Realism (2004)p. 333
         Decline Is a Choice (2009)p. 352
   Acknowledgmentsp. 367
   Indexp. 370