Ross Douthat

Opinion: The Global Tortoise And The Genocidal Hare: A Parable Of How (Not) To Create Global Democracy

Opinion: The Global Tortoise And The Genocidal Hare: A Parable Of How (Not) To Create Global Democracy

We hear—and can certainly observe—how the wheels of international justice turn with agonizing sluggishness or simply don’t move at all,…

2 years ago

Republican Fears of Religious ‘Innovation’ Sure to Spike With Sanders’ Vatican Visit

Pope Francis, in Ross Douthat's words, is “licensing innovation rather than merely tolerating it" and tolerating it is apparently bad…

8 years ago

The Liberal Project Goes into Another Year, Weathered but Unbeaten

The liberal project's foe is a conservative ideology that de-legitimizes other modes of thought, compromise and a thought for the…

8 years ago

The GOP’s Reaction to Climate Change and Islam Has Created a Vortex of Stupidity

That Republicans focus on the idea of an "Islamic problem" shows us how catastrophically insufficient is their understand of the…

9 years ago

Chris Christie Wants a More Aggressive Foreign Policy in Very Messy, Difficult Places

Acting as though he would know right from wrong, Christie said America is "the strongest moral power for what is…

10 years ago

Ross Douthat Ignores Context and Facts to Make Obama a Foreign Policy Failure

Douthat also carefully avoids mention of Egypt, another Obama foreign policy success story, where the Obama administration's moderating influence ensured…

10 years ago

Sorry GOP: We Do Not Need Churches in order to Prosper Economically

Conservatives insist that economic prosperity is impossible without their God but America wil prosper just as well with 20 gods…

12 years ago

Republicans Declare Defeat and Claim They Have Lost the Culture War

Longtime foe of multiculturalism, William J. Bennett, says Republicans lost culture war and accuses Democrats of playing identity politics

12 years ago

Mrs. Cleaver’s America is Dead – and Thank God For It

Republicans, in appraising the causes for the Republican defeat in 2012, shy away from the real reasons for that defeat:…

12 years ago

Ross Douthat Wants Moderates to Believe Paul Ryan is Their Guy

Ross Douthat removes the details from the picture so he can clarify it, getting rid of all those pesky, distracting…

12 years ago

Painting President Obama as a Culture Warrior

Ross Douthat, in an op-ed for the New York Times, paints President Obama as a culture warrior who ignores the…

12 years ago

Blaming America’s Problems on Bad Religion

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat claims that America's problems stem from bad religion - heresy - without looking at…

12 years ago