Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

  • Christian, Muslim, Jew

    Speaking of the Jews, Razib has an interesting post (following up on this post, from last year) attacking the intellectual seriousness of the term…

  • Race and The Israel Lobby

    Freddie deBoer emails:It seems to me, from reading your blog post and from watching your Bloggingheads with Matt Yglesias, that part of your problem…

  • The Walt Counterfactual, Revisited

    Megan speaks up in its defense - arguing, inter alia, that the rump, terrorist-run Jewish Gaza in Stephen Walt's hypothetical would still have a…

  • Hope Is Not A Strategy

    Bradley Burston, via Jeffrey Goldberg:In recent days, however, Israeli moderates and the center-left have been faced a new and bizarrely troubling…

  • Infrastructure To Nowhere

    I'm a great believer in the idea that the United States needs to spend more money on our aging infrastructure, which makes me one of those…

  • Armaggedon's Choices (II)

    On the "would Reagan have nuked Russia" question, a foreign-policy guru friend emails the following: The likelihood of a President facing a truly…

  • Neuhaus, Ctd.

    The wizards at TNR have exhumed my long-ago back-and-forth with Damon Linker.  

  • Armageddon's Choices

    Ron Rosenbaum, on the "Letter of Last Resort":At this very moment, miles beneath the surface of the ocean, there is a British nuclear submarine…

  • Neuhaus and Liberalism

    Damon Linker:In his obituary for Richard John Neuhaus, Douthat claims, in response to some nameless silly person (who just happens to be me), that…

  • Richard John Neuhaus, RIP

    I only met him twice, but he was a mentor nonetheless. My family migrated through Christianity when I was young: I was baptized Episcopalian,…

  • War: What Is It Good For?

    Yesterday, Matt Yglesias offered a thoughtful attempt to put his skepticism about Israel's Gaza incursion in the context of the lessons he's drawn…

  • The Israel Lobby And Its Critics

    Of Walt and Mearsheimer, Daniel Larison writes:Without refighting the battles over The Israel Lobby all over again, I'll say this much. Whatever the…

  • The Church and the Morning After Pill

    Regarding this post, Rod Dreher asks:Ross Douthat faces a fascinating (to me) dilemma: the Vatican officially says one thing about the morning-after…

  • A Jewish Gaza?

    Having praised the new Foreign Policy site, let me welcome them to the blogosphere by taking exception to this hypothetical from new-minted FP…

  • Abortion and the Morning After Pill

    Everything that I've read on the subject suggests that Will Saletan has it right, and the Vatican has it wrong.

  • A New Foreign Policy

    If you haven't already checked it out - starting with Shadow Government, a loyal-opposition blog featuring Peter Feaver, Philip Zelikow, and my good…

  • Just War and Modern Warfare

    This Peter Hitchens line seems to offer a tidy distillation of the moral case that's been advanced around the blogosphere against Israel's tactical…

  • The Backlog

    To kick off the year, here are a few things I might have blogged about over the last week or so, had I maintained the impressive Christmas-season…

  • The Year Turns

    Regular posting will resume in the new year. In the meantime, to usher out two thousand and eight, here's a poem for all seasons:We were riding…

  • Samuel Huntington, RIP

    Reihan has an obit for his fellow Stuyvesant alum.


A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book


The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"


This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.


What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.



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