Category Archives: Culture

on democrats and Kanye West

Jason Whitlock reflects on the significance of Kanye West’s recent tweets regarding thinking for oneself, love, and President Trump. One key significance he finds is the potential for African-Americans to increase their influence on American political policy by becoming less … Continue reading

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on power and sex

Accusations against the former Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman, concerning sexual abuse have exploded in the news. There are too many angles to contemplate them all. Feminism and #MeToo litigation, male feminist allies and their sincerity, the consequences of … Continue reading

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on racism in the U. S. (again)

It’s always helpful to remember when encountering those who are very interested in expanding awareness of certain issues, whether the issues be racial, economic, political, or some other category, that intense awareness of and exposure to one particular issue or … Continue reading

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on racism in the United States

The racist reaction to Kanye West by many who hate Donald Trump has been something to behold. It’s very illuminating about the intersection of race, politics, and power.

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sometimes justice is swift

Caren Z. Turner is now a former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, following her bizarre interrogation of two law enforcement officers who had pulled over a vehicle her daughter was riding in. An expired … Continue reading

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“the center cannot hold”

Victor Davis Hanson surveys the current trend of political upheaval and channels the concern W. B. Yeats expresses in his poem “The Second Coming.” One hopes some sort of influence from better angels might turn aside the trends, but I’m … Continue reading

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on mockery

Every once in a while someone writes a column that is so overwrought and wrong-headed that it must be mocked, and by someone who knows how. A New Yorker columnist is the latest entry with a pearl-clutching column about the presence … Continue reading

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on hardening and breakage

One of today’s internet tempests was prompted by a column suggesting the only peaceful future for the United (sic) States is a mutually agreed upon separation into two. It doesn’t seem especially serious; the proposed map is a hint: The main … Continue reading

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on reconciliation after conflict

Today is the anniversary of the end of the Civil War at Appomattox. Salenz Zito has reflections here that are well worth reading. This is somewhat encouraging. I’m discouraged by the disparagement of history in our current moment, though.   … Continue reading

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Chesterton on revolutionists

There’s a nice reflection on the current state of affairs from Jon Gabriel, in which he cites Chesterton’s observations about the untenability of modern worldviews. It’s always good to have a chance to think about things with G. K. Chesterton. … Continue reading

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