- Caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea (Nigeria) Fisayo Soyombo, Al-Jazeera
- Jared Kushner and the art of humiliation (Palestine) Hirsh & Lynch, Foreign Policy
- “The Blob” and the Hell of good intentions (Washington) Christopher Preble, American Conservative
- How Africa is converting China (to Christianity) Christopher Rhodes, UnHerd
- Trump’s wall and the legal perils of “emergency powers” Ilya Somin, Volokh Conspiracy
- Can Trump spin a wall from nothing? Michael Kruse, Politico
- In defence of conservative Marxism Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
- We must stand strong against the men who would be kings Charles Cooke, National Review
I took on Calvin Coolidge this week. My Tuesday column dealt with Coolidge and his use of the radio, while this weekend’s column argues why you should love him:
2. Immigration. At odds with the rest of his anti-racist administration, Coolidge’s immigration policy was his weakest link. Although he was not opposed to immigration personally, and although he used the bully pulpit to speak out in favor of treating immigrants with respect and dignity, Coolidge was a party man, and the GOP was the party of immigration quotas in the 1920s. Reluctantly, and with public reservations, Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924, which significantly limited immigration into the United States up until the mid-1960s, when new legislation overturned the law.
Please, read the rest.
- Islam, blasphemy, and the East-West divide Mustafa Akyol, Liberty Forum
- Religious freedom and the modern state Koyama & Johnson, Cato Unbound
- Did Kongolese Catholicism lead to slave revolutions? Mohammed Elnaiem, JSTOR Daily
- Ottoman autocracy, Turkish liberty Barry Stocker, NOL