The American Scene

An ongoing review of politics and culture


Articles by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2014

March

10
Which Authority Do You Love? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

February

20
A Sermon on the Trinity by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
04
Rather than the Benedict Option, the Francis Option by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

2013

December

17
A Criticism Of Pope Francis by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
13
The problem isn't that rich kids get off prison, it's that poor kids don't by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

November

26
Serious Christians Should Abstain From Theology-Via-Media-Quotes by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
16
"You Can Keep Your Plan" And The Liberal Failure Of Moral Imagination by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

October

29
The Bloomberg Hedge Fund Poker Game Is Everything That Is Wrong With Wall Street by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
27
This Quartz Post Going Viral Right Now Is Everything Wrong With Education Reform, Neoliberalism And America by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
22
Of course Healthcare.gov calls the liberal project into question by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
18
Libertarian Provincialism by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Announcing The DeLong Club by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
04
Bleg: Great Books For Your Child by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
01
A Hermeneutic Of Pontiffs by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

September

27
Pope Francis Spits On Benedict And John Paul II's Corpse Again by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
21
Just In Case You Thought There Are Catholics Who Are Better Than Other Catholics... by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
20
Don't shut the doors of heaven in people's faces by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
18
On Recommending Books by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
16
Opposition Party Opposes Majority Party's Signature Policy: Will Democracy Survive??? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

August

20
The nicest resort in France by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
17
Bloggin' Kristin 3: Et Nos Dimittimus Debitoribus Nostris by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

July

30
Noah and Alan on growth by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
29
Watch Reza Aslan Make An Ass Out Of Himself by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Bloggin' Kristin 2: Mother by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
26
Whatever You Do, Don't Pray by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
22
Bloggin' Kristin 1: Youth by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
21
Bloggin' Kristin by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
10
Bloodlust is worse than ignorance by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
09
A Shift In How We Think About Education by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
05
Alan on me on growth by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

June

25
The Case Against The Case Against National Service by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
22
La Chanson française by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
05
Reform Conservative Manifesto TL;DR by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

May

24
We're Getting Our Asses Kicked Over Here, Guys by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
21
Sex In A Sex-Drenched World Is Sexless by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
17
Ama Et Fac Quod Vis by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
15
Consider The Fist And Other Essays by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

April

29
Why Good Societies Stigmatize Anti-Semitic Language by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
The Pitfalls Of Impressionism In Narrative Art by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
15
The Radicalizing Of A Young Conservative by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

March

12
Same-Sex Marriage And "Equality" by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

February

26
Natural Law And Secular Enlightenment Morality by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

January

20
Should We All Learn To Use Guns? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
11
Brother Nothing by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

2012

October

21
Sometimes if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

July

30
What #TDKR gets right: totalitarianism by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
26
PEG News by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

May

09
The Case for Regressive Taxation by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
04
How To Starve The Beast With A VAT by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

April

21
A completely oversimplified look at US vs French education systems by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
18
On "Bad Religion" by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
08
Philosophers vs Breeders, Part Deux by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

March

25
The final word on French parenting by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
20
Atlantic Roundup by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
06
Atlantic blogging by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
05
Star Wars (cont) by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
04
Still Empire by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
03
David Ryan On Moar Kids by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
A Perfect Solution To The Contraception Mandate Problem That No One Will Adopt by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
02
The Case for Optimism by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
01
Yglesias on moar kids by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

February

29
Of Kids And Freedom (cont) by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
28
Moar kids = moar freedom by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
27
The Future Of Jobs by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Uncertainty In The Wild by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
This Is Your Head On Blog by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
16
PEG Leads, Peter Thiel Follows? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
09
Best Practices In Education by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
08
Why Voting On "The Issues" Is Stupid And It's Fine If Voters Are Uninformed by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

January

11
Of CEOs, Private Equity Titans and presidents by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

2011

September

28
An open letter to Freddie by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
22
A long disquisition on the death penalty that ultimately doesn't resolve anything by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
21
Zero Taxes by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
20
Industrial Policy Bureaucrats As Hedge Fund Managers by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
05
No, illegal file-sharing is not theft by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
03
Neoliberal fascism by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

August

29
The Physics of the Anti-Abortion Movement by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
28
Uncertainty and Investment by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
PEG Answers Bill Keller On Religion by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
26
Steve Jobs and our perception of wealth by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
25
How France Must Save Itself And Thereby Save The World by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Worst Case Paul by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
24
Speaking of science and policy by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
23
Why US global hegemony is here to stay by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
21
Texas' policies attract people to move there but that doesn't mean the people who move there like Texas' policies by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
20
Before looking for the right answers, look for the right questions by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
19
PEG Leads, The Economist Follows by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
The Baffling Religion/Action Compatibility Question by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
18
Media Bias by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
16
Corporations are not people. They're persons. by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

July

25
The Fundamental Problems by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

June

27
The Missing Girls by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
09
"The Internet Is My Religion" by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

May

04
An Equanimous Take On eBook Price Controls by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

April

21
PEG Leads, The Economist Follows by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
14
The Econ 101 Case For France's Wealth Tax by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
04
The Difference Between A United Europe And A Strong Europe by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

March

22
Marine's Gamble by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
19
Art of living and cooking by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
09
Women's Rights by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

February

21
Anti-Anti-Foodie by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
03
Poking Malcolm Gladwell on social media in Egypt by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

January

28
The Numeracy The Journalistic Class by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

2010

September

29
TAS Writing Assignments by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

August

Progressive Feminism At Work In Europe by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
10
Rosin, Sullivan and Douthat by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
06
The Collapse of Complex Societies by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
PEG Leads, the Washington Post Editorial Page Follows by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
04
The Case Against Public Sector Unions by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

July

27
The MySpace Set And The Fly-Fishing Set by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

May

31
France has more moustaches than Norway! by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
22
The Real Dog Whistle by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
11
Spill Baby Spill, cont'd by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

April

30
Spill Baby Spill by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

February

01
Will Wilkinson wants more people to be more like Will Wilkinson by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

January

27
Designing a defense budget by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
26
Jesus, that non-Christian by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
18
In Cana of Galilee by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
08
Wait, you mean social democracy is... social? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
07
When lions pass by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
06
This decade has been awesome, actually by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

2009

November

26
Will and the flag. by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
10
A Superficial, Comparative Look at Healthcare Systems by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

October

28
Free Ross! by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
22
Oh, to have a license to shoot hippies on sight... by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
14
Giving kids the vote: the Polanski counter-argument by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
To name something is to own it. by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

September

29
The Big Picture on Afghanistan by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
27
The Option Syndrome by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
01
Is the National Organization for Marriage a criminal organization? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

August

31
So apparently I'm a feminist now. by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
21
Free markets and government intervention by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
01
Tyler Brûlé on Interns and the Endless Young'uns Debate by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

July

30
Let's subsidize cigarettes, shall we? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
19
Why not just break them up? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
13
Inchoate bits and pieces by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

June

16
PEG Leads, The Economist Follows by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
14
The Obsolete Cartel Tax by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

May

29
NY + DC by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
27
An Attempt at Israel Thoughts by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

April

Re: When to get married? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
23
20 Ans, a Model for Glossy Magazines in the Internet Age? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
17
Social Security: Fixed! by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
14
Are Democracy and Capitalism Compatible? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
12
"Why Do They Stay?" by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
A Few Comments Possible by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
05
Individual Responsibility and Financial Meltdowns by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

March

14
Empiricism and political debates by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

February

19
Deckchairs, Titanic, etc. by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
15
Is the US becoming a status society? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
13
Le Canard enchaîné, a model for investigative journalism in the internet age? by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
12
An Unnecessary Introduction by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry