The American Spectator is a conservative U.S. monthly magazine covering news and politics, edited by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. and published by the non-profit American Spectator Foundation.

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Leading From Behind: The Obama Doctrine and the U.S. Retreat From International AffairsBy Herbert I. London, with Bryan Griffin (editor)(Liberty Island Press, 344 pages, $14.95 paper)Although he’s run for governor and state comptroller in New York, appeared frequently on radio and television, and authored or edited more than 30 acclaimed books, Herb London remains a somewhat underappreciated renaissance man. At 19, Dr. London recorded a song that became a Top-40 rock ’n’ roll hit, and

Los Angeles has gone from Tinsel Town to shanty towns. The city’s well-intentioned efforts to combat its homeless population crisis are not simply not solving the problem, the problem is getting worse. Clearly what L.A. is doing is not working; equally clear: The city must rethink its approach — starting with its economics.A February 19 Los Angeles Timesheadline summed up the city’s reversal: “L.A. County’s homeless problem is worsening despite billions [an estimated $4.7 billion