The Latest Issue of NR June 3rd, 2013
June 3, 2013 | Volume LXV, No. 10 | www.nationalreview.com
ON THE COVERThe Campaign Must Go On!
What many of us openly hypothesized immediately following the September 11 Benghazi terrorist attack is finally, after eight months of tooth-pulling, established fact: The Obama administration’s oft-repeated story that Islamophobia provoked a spontaneous “protest” that resulted in the murder of four Americans was a calculated fraud. Andrew C. McCarthy
16 THE CAMPAIGN MUST GO ON! by Andrew C. McCarthy
At least the administration knew its priorities.
20 THE DIFFERENCE IT WILL MAKE by John R. Bolton
Lessons from Benghazi.
22 EMPIRE STRIKES BACK by David Pryce-Jones
The Middle East needs its Treaty of Westphalia.
24 HORROR CLINICS ELSEWHERE by Jillian Kay Melchior
The grisly dealings of a Florida abortion enterprise.
27 A NEW JOBS AGENDA by Michael R. Strain
In which the government can play an active but limited role.
30 AGENT McCONNELL by Daniel Foster
The Senate minority leader has infiltrated the bureaucracy.
33 A CLOWN AT THE TABLE by Graeme Wood
America’s real food problems.
36 THE ODDS IN AFGHANISTAN by Max Boot
We might win, but do we still want to?
BOOKS, ARTS & MANNERS
41 IMMIGRATION WITHOUT TEARS
John O’Sullivan reviews Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, by Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick.
43 WISDOM IN COMMAND
Michael Knox Beran reviews The Savior Generals: How Five Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost—From Ancient Greece to Iraq, by Victor Davis Hanson.
45 TWO MASTERS
Catesby Leigh compares the work of Michelangelo Buonarroti and Albrecht Dürer.
47 WHY WE LOVE DOWNTON
Rachel DiCarlo Currie discusses the success in the United States of the British series Downton Abbey.
51 FILM: THE ROAR OF THE TWENTIES
Ross Douthat reviews Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby
2 Letters to the Editor
4 The Week
39 Athwart . . . . . . . . . . . James Lileks
40 The Long View . . . . . . Rob Long
42 Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . Len Krisak
52 Happy Warrior . . . . . . Mark Steyn