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Articles by Amity Shlaes

The ‘Scrooge’ Who Begat Plenty Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Civility to one’s opponents, certainty, restraint, federalism, economy, thrift, and respect for faith: these and other Coolidge ideals are needed today.
Panamania Wednesday, January 16, 2008
For lovers of infrastructure and free-flowing trade, like AMITY SHLAES, there’s no place like Panama.
‘The Best Place in the World’ Thursday, July 12, 2007
It’s summer camp, a phenomenon invented by a Prussian and now quintessentially American. AMITY SHLAES remembers Camp Martin Johnson and has the scar to prove ...
Second Thoughts on Breasts Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The FDA banned silicone implants in 1992 despite a lack of evidence that they were unsafe. Now, the ban has been reversed Where’s the apology? asks Amity ...
Valley of the Dolls Friday, February 2, 2007
As the anti-Barbie, the American Girl doll is an exceptional artifact that combines the commercial with the good, writes AMITY SHLAES. Mattel makes money, and ...
The Greatest Gift Friday, November 17, 2006
Andrew Mellon gave America its finest art museum, the National Gallery.