Looking Back at '14
What was originally conceived as a personal Top Ten articles of 2014 post morphed into something considerably less exclusive than that. What results is just a sampling of the links I saved during the year after a review of my archive at delicious.com, loosely organized into categories where possible.
Media - Had I actually limited this to ten articles, both of these important pieces by Matti Friedman on media treatment of Israel and the Palestinian issue would have made the list. The first at Tablet, the second at The Atlantic, both are worth your time, even if you go no further.
An Insider's Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth -
Krauthammer - The Truth About Gaza -
Bernard-Henri Levy - Today's Anti-Semitism is a Ticking Time Bomb
Video - The Forgotten Refugees
Jonah Goldberg - Days of Future Past -
David Harsanyi - Democrats: History is on Our Side History: Good Luck With That
Heather Mac Donald - The Microaggression Farce -
New York Review of Books - The Dying Russians -
Michael Totten - The Last Communist City -
The Tower - The Deep UN;Inside the Secret Infrastructure of Hate -
Kay Hymowitz - What's Happening to Men?
Lee Habeeb- Remembering Louis Zamperini -
Arthur L. Herman - America's New Oil Weapon -
Steven Hayward - Climate Change Has Jumped the Shark -
Climate Depot - Politically Left Scientist Dissents -
John Fund - The Crumbling Climate Change Consensus -
Kevin Williamson - Yes, Williamson gets a category of his own, because the list below could have been twice as long, with more to spare...
Krauthammer - Who Lost Iraq?
Krauthammer - The Vacant Presidency -
Stephen Hayes - Benghazi Lies -
Islam and ISIS -
Jonah Goldberg -Is the Islamic State Really 'Not Islamic'? -
Andrew C. McCarthy- It's Not A Misnomer -
The Atlantic - Rape Culture in the Alaskan Wilderness -
Avik Roy - Transcending Obamacare -
Williamson - Reforming the Reform -
Yuval Levin - The Right, The Left and Reform Conservatism -
Jameis Winston and Florida State - A particularly appalling episode of 2014 (which really dates to 2012) was the treatment of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the credible charge of rape against him. With the whole country increasingly attuned to the problem of rape and sexual assault, and the focus, rightly or wrongly, on our college campuses, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner was essentially given a pass, with the shameful complicity of the Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida State University administration.
New York Times - A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation -
Fox Sports - Documents: Police, FSU Hampered Jameis Winston Investigation -
New York Times - At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice