The Olympics Represent the Best of Western Civilization

By Andrew Bernstein The return of the Olympic Games to the country of their birth is an appropriate reminder of their deeper meaning. The Ancient Greeks founded the games because they valued the spectacle of a great athlete striving for victory. But the veneration of...

Lance Armstrong’s Heroism Is a Moral Inspiration

By Andrew Bernstein When Lance Armstrong rode through Paris on Sunday, crowning his unprecedented seventh consecutive victory in the grueling Tour de France, he put an exclamation mark on what is more than merely an extraordinary athletic career. By this time, the...

In Defense of the Cowboy

By Andrew Bernstein Those who oppose war with Iraq–from foreign heads of state to homegrown antiwar protesters–employ a common expression of contempt for the American war effort. America, they sneer, is acting like a “cowboy.” A mock interview...