Larry Schweikart

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What Would the Founders Say About Libya?

Recent developments in the Middle East seem to have a new or unique quality. For the first time, “ordinary” people appear to be rising up against oppressive and even tyrannical regimes. This is, of course, desirable on a number of

Best Television Show of 2010: Tom Selleck's 'Blue Bloods'

Given the astoundingly sudden collapse of several new television shows this season–most notably Jon Voight’s “Lone Star,” which unfortunately vanished quicker than you could chug a beer of the same name — “Blue Bloods” appears to be a keeper. And

Rockin' the Casbah: A Review of 'Heavy Metal in Baghdad'

Rock and roll and Islam seem about as compatible as oysters and cheesecake, yet probably to the surprise of many Americans, there is a solid (although perhaps not yet omnipresent) rock presence in the Middle East. Canada’s Vice Films sent

Coming Soon: How Rock Rolled Up the Iron Curtain

****UPDATE: Link to trailer has been fixed. Most (good) history books correctly portray the collapse of communism as due to the efforts of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II. But there were other subversive elements at work,