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December 3, 2012
Volume 18, Number 12
EDITORIALS
Immigration Reform
In Praise of Half Measures
BY YUVAL LEVIN
The Capitol Building
Win the Winnable
BY FRED BARNES
An Israeli Iron Dome battery launches an interceptor missile.
The West Fights Back
BY WILLIAM KRISTOL
ARTICLES
Why Romney Lost the Asian Vote
Why Romney Lost the ‘Asian Vote’
Drill down into the numbers, and it’s not a surprise.
BY MICHAEL WARREN
The destroyed house of a Hamas official in Gaza
Winners & Losers
The Gaza war and its fallout.
BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS
Romney posters the day after
After the Tumult and the Shouting
A dyspeptic election.
BY JAY COST
Generating plant at Niagara Falls, Ontario: More of this, eh?
By the Rivers of .  .  . Quebec?
The cheap, green answer to our electricity needs.
BY ELI LEHRER
FEATURES
Refugees
Charity Begins in China
The good works done by Christians after the 2008 earthquake have led Beijing to ease up on private philanthropy
BY JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
Books & Arts
Winston Churchill, Henry Luce, 1949
Winston’s Table Talk
Churchill and the art of delicious conversation.
BY TRACY LEE SIMMONS
Tom Wolfe
Miami Vise
A Cuban-American cop gets caught in a web of allegiances.
BY BRIAN MURRAY
St. Nicholas (detail) by Piero di Cosimo
Jolly Old St. Nick
His generosity and wonderworking were fabled in Christendom.
BY DAWN EDEN
a civil war era submarine
The Civil War at Sea
How the Navy came of age in the War Between the States.
BY JOSEPH F. CALLO
Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, 1936
Exiled in Europe
Joseph Roth’s real home was the German language.
BY MARK FALCOFF
‘I’d like to buy the world a Coke.’ (1971)
Kings of the Jingle
How music and commerce combine to make America.
BY TED GIOIA
Indestructible Dream
Exploring the human instinct to live after death.
BY PETER LOPATIN
Donald E. Westlake in Paris, 2004
Westlake Lives!
Two posthumous gifts from a master entertainer.
BY JON L. BREEN
Stephen A. Douglas
Douglas of the West
He was not called ‘the Little Giant’ for nothing.
BY EDWARD ACHORN
Engaged in Recitation
Reason for Rhyme
The lost art of memorizing (and reciting) verse.
BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD
CASUAL
Charles Curtis
Heap Big Irony
Philip Terzian salutes a conservative Indian
BY PHILIP TERZIAN
SCRAPBOOK
Twinkie
Hostess with the Mostest
BY THE SCRAPBOOK
Factcheck
Laurels and Hardy
BY THE SCRAPBOOK
Toilet House
Flush with Success?
BY THE SCRAPBOOK
Correction
BY THE SCRAPBOOK
Jerry Brown leads them to the promised land...
The Exodus
BY MICHAEL RAMIREZ
PARODY
Parody
A revealing email from the Taliban
A Parody