In his column today, The New York Times’ David Brooks has Part II of his Sidney Awards for best magazine essays of 2007. Part I appeared Thursday. Those essays gave slices of American life; Part II celebrates "more polemical" essays of 2007.
Here are links to essays mentioned in today’s column.
&bull Christopher Hitchens’ "The War" in Vanity Fair.
&bull Ross Douthat’s "Lord Have Mercy" in The Claremont Review of Books
&bull Jeffrey Goldberg’s "The Usual Suspect" in The New Republic
&bull Christopher Jencks’ "The Immigration Charade" in The New York Review of Books
&bull Jonathan Haidt’s "Moral Psychology and the Misunderstanding of Religion" in Edge
&bull J. Bradford DeLong’s "Creative Destruction’s Reconstruction" in the Chronicle of Higher Education
&bull Heather MacDonald’s "The Abduction of Opera" in The City Journal
And here again are the links to the essays Brooks cited Thursday:
&bull Nick Paumgarten’s "There and Back Again" in The New Yorker
&bull Vanessa Grigoriadis’ "Everybody Sucks" in New York Magazine
&bull Matt Labach’s "Roger Stone, Political Animal" in The Weekly Standard
&bull Michael Lewis’ "The Evolution of an Investor" in Portfolio
&bull Jeremy Kahn’s "The Story of a Snitch" in The Atlantic
&bull "Crime, Drugs, Welfare – and other Good News" by Peter Wehner and Yuval Levin in Commentary