Eliot A CohenCame across this broadcast by Eric Sevareid after the release of the Warren Commission report. A reminder of what sane commentary on public people and public affairs used to be like. youtu.be/wDkvEIp0nkU via @YouTube
Read, view, and listen to Moses Seixas’ letter to President George Washington expressing hope that the new United States would grant respect and tolerance to all citizens.
Eliot A CohenThis year, as in years past, we will read aloud the 1790 Seixas and Washington letters at our Thanksgiving dinner, as we too “desire to send up our thanks to the Ancient of Days” for a country in which liberty is not an indulgence but a right.
Readers respond to a Lord of the Rings–themed argument about erstwhile NeverTrumpers.
Eliot A CohenMy @theAtlantic column on the Saruman Trap elicited comment from fans of LOTR, plus at least one angry response from a conservative unhappy with "establishmentarians" (a marginal improvement from "apostate"). My response: like an Ent, I do not change.
This is an article I never imagined myself writing, that I never wanted to write, that I wish I could not write.
Eliot A CohenUnquestionably the most thoughtful and balanced treatment of the Kavanaugh issue by an exceptional legal writer, @BenjaminWittes. And all the more convincing because written with real regret.
The conservative virtues remain real virtues, the conservative insights real insights, and the conservative temperament an indispensable internal gyro keeping a country stable and sane.
Eliot A Cohen"But if we expect steely resolve from a police officer confronting a knife-wielding assailant...we should expect stoic self-control and calm from a conservative judge, even if his heart is being eaten out." My take on the Kavanaugh hearings and the GOP.
Judith Butler and Ed Whelan share little in common—save their willingness to direct cruelty against ordinary people in defense of eminent colleagues.
Eliot A Cohen"That is the point and that is the sin: the willingness to stomp hard on a defenseless little guy in order to protect your highly privileged pal." My thoughts about Judith Butler and Ed Whelan, twins of bad behavior.
Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?
Eliot A CohenThe toughest moment in political life - and often the most important - is when you confront your own sides lapses, misdeeds, and worse, holding them to the same standards you hold your opponents. @CaitlinPacific delivers some uncomfortable points.