The combination of holidays, travel, and just general family ridiculousness has robbed me of the opportunity to read much of anything this week. Since I assume that most people aren't sitting at their desk this Friday looking for things to read either, maybe that's okay!
Only two pieces this week, and the first...
Nate Beach-Westmoreland got his first byline (in Wired)!
A buddy of mine from growing up got his first byline this week, and it was on an article for Wired. Nate put together a commentary on the impact of the Sony hack and the US' necessary response, all of which I agree with. Congrats, Nate!
The declining impact of liberal thought
The Obama administration has been a series of successful liberal policy accomplishments. Despite this, and the mandate which he had when entering office, liberal ideas are now less popular than ever, and the administration has inflicted a deep political cost for the liberal agenda. Walter Russell Mead has a look at why these ideas are so popular among elite institutions, and why, in turn, those institutions wield less influence than ever.