After nearly 10 years of anonymous essaying at Asia Times Online and two years of editing and writing at First Things and the better part of the year writing a book (How Civilizations Die), I have donned the new uniform of die-hard conservatism–namely pajamas. Many thanks to Roger Simon for his kind invitation to blog here. I join a cadre of writers whom I read and respect, including my good friend Michael Ledeen, the redoubtable Victor Davis Hanson, the incisive Claudia Rosett, and others whose company I am honored to share.

Don’t miss my follow-up post here at PJM, “Israel’s economic protests are the best news ever.”