India: Police Suspended Amid Public Outcry after Gang Rape of Dalit Woman. Five senior police officers on Friday were suspended for attempting to destroy evidence in the alleged gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman that has triggered mass protests across India. The police cremated the body against the wishes of her family and religious custom. This case among other brutal rapes and murders of young girls in Dalit over the past month has provoked outrage and exposed the ongoing use of sexual violence as a tool of oppression and revenge against lower caste communities in India. Al Jazeera CNN The Guardian
Advice to a Young Woman: Secrets That Feminists Don’t Want You to Know
Recently I told a very eligible young bachelor about the career advice I give to young women. He asked if I would share my advice with a young woman in whom he has a romantic interest. Here is my advice. Dear Jane, Congratulations on your graduation from college. You probably think your next step is […]Read More
Loud Live the Dogma
Michael Warren Davis
“The world has heard enough of the so-called ‘rights of man.’ Let it hear something of the rights of God.” — Pope Leo XIII Like all the philosophers of the Enlightenment, John Locke believed that morality could be justified on purely rational grounds. Like all the philosophers of the Enlightenment, he was also wary of […]Read More
Half of the National Security Council's leaders are reportedly women, according to
The Federalist. "Twelve of the 24 directorates are led by women now, including three of the six regional directorates that cover the world," says the article, which mentions five of them:
I recently interviewed author and former CIA officer Tracy Walder, author of The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists and am eager to read Sarah Carlson's new book, In the Dark of War: A CIA Officer's Inside Account of the U.S. Evacuation from Libya, which comes out this Tuesday. This new bunch of authors follows in the footsteps of former CIA officer Nada Bakos, who I interviewed last summer about her book, The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House. It's refreshing to get a whole different perspective on what it means to serve the country as a spy from a whole new generation (and gender) of authors.
The new forgotten man
Ryan Streeter | National Review
Conservative policymakers need to rediscover that there is much more to the American economy than managers and workers. Dynamism is not a given, and if we do not intentionally cultivate it at the community level all across the country, the future will be bleaker for managers and workers alike. Read more.
The black-white divide in suspensions: What is the role of the family?
Nicholas Zill and W. Bradford Wilcox | Institute for Family Studies
Black students are more likely to get in trouble in school and to end up suspended, compared to white students. This racial disparity in school discipline is both a cause and consequence of enduring racial inequality in America. But what factors contribute to the suspension gap? Read more.
The Last Victorian Sage
Gertrude Himmelfarb, 1922–2019
AEI mourns loss of Gertrude Himmelfarb
Robert Doar | AEIdeas
The start of the new year was tempered and made somber and more serious by the loss of AEI’s great friend Gertrude Himmelfarb. Known to family and friends as Bea Kristol (1922–2019), she was a national treasure and a highly valued member of the AEI family for more than three decades. Full Story
The historian as moralist
Yuval Levin | National Review
To have achieved all that Gertrude Himmelfarb did professionally while also building a thriving family and amassing countless friends, readers, students, and admirers is the mark of an exceptional human being.
Walking humbly with Himmelfarb
Tal Fortgang | AEIdeas
Gertrude Himmelfarb: The American historian of liberalism
Flavio Felice | Tocqueville-Acton
Remembering Gertrude Himmelfarb with Yuval Levin
Yuval Levin | "Acton Line"
Remembering Gertrude Himmelfarb
Charles Murray | AEIdeas
Mexico: Demonstrators March Against Femicide. Protesters marched through Mexico City on Sunday to compel Mexican authorities to do more to address the killing of women. The demonstrators carried purple crosses, each one representing a murdered woman. Femicide, a gender motivated murder of a woman, kills nine women in Mexico each day according to the United Nations. BBC VOA News
Mackenzie Eaglen argues that with the current lack of women occupying senior-level positions in government, central institutions that make life-and-death decisions need people with a range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Learn more here.
Getting the Story Right about Wargaming by ED McGrady
Getting the Most out of Your Wargame: Practical Advice for Decision-Makers by Elizabeth Bartels
Thinking Historically: A Guide for Strategy and Statecraft by Francis J. Gavin
Rereading Thucydides: Where are the Women?
By Kate Tollenaar, Strategy Bridge: "In 1994, John Keegan wrote, “If warfare is as old as history and as universal as mankind, we must now enter the supremely important limitation that it is an entirely masculine activity.”"
'I Run Wargames. Too Often, I Am the Only Woman in the Room
'RAND's Becca Wasser designs, runs, and manages wargames for U.S. military and government officials. In wargaming, you have to learn by doing, she says. But women face significant barriers to entering—and advancing in—the field. Why is it important to have gender diversity in wargaming? Without women leaders, designers, or players in these games, opportunities to uncover new and innovative strategies are falling by the wayside. Plus, she says: "If women have a place on the battlefield...then I have a place in wargaming." Read more »
Intel, Ethics, and Emerging Tech: Q&A with Cortney Weinbaum
Cortney Weinbaum studies topics related to intelligence and cyber policy as a senior management scientist at RAND. In this interview, she discusses challenges facing the intelligence community, the risks of using AI as a solution, and ethics in scientific research. Read more »
Israeli P.M. Golda Meir & Internationally claimed journalist Oriana Fallaci 1972