Bill Murray deserves to be mentioned among the greatest comic actors in cinema history.
Although the thought of him playing Franklin D. Roosevelt is not very funny, in Roger Michell’s “Hyde Park on Hudson,” FDR becomes a most amusing — as well as sad and searching — Murray-like character. Read More
For every American conservative of a certain age, a primary memory is the evening of Nov. 4, 1980, when we knew Ronald Reagan, leader of the movement since 1966, derided by liberal elites and despised by the Republican establishment, won the presidency. So the desperate gamble of modern conservatism might pay off, conservatism had a chance, America had a chance. And then, a decade later — with the Cold War won and the economy revived — conservatism was vindicated, America was restored. Read More
At the start of every economic downturn in memorym there has been a chorus of voices saying that recovery is just a matter of “confidence.” Supposedly all we have to do is pick ourselves up and “not talk ourselves into a recession.”
Politicians, particularly those in power, are the ones who adhere most fervently to the confidence hypothesis. After all, it couldn’t possibly be the failure of their policies that is the cause of economic distress. Read More
National Review's magazine cover this week features Paul Ryan as Franklin D. Roosevelt featuring an in-depth look at Ryan's 'New Deal' for America discussing how it could change the way Americans look at the National Debt. Read More