Category Archives: Culture

on Ben Shapiro

It’s tempting to say there are two “Americas,” one in which Ben Shapiro is a fairly typical conservative commentator (at least in the substance of his thinking; he’s atypically lucid and engaging), and one in which he is a violent … Continue reading

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on the American Dream and black bodies

From what I can tell from current writing, racialists today seem to have fixated on a notion that a black person is reduced in the mind of everyone else to merely their body. Thus a “black body” is just an … Continue reading

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on the Nashville Statement of 2017

A group of evangelical leaders, apparently working along with the CBMW, released a statement regarding marriage, homosexuality, and gender dysphoria, basically iterating in 14 articles of affirmation and denial a traditional view of God’s intent for sexuality and marriage. The … Continue reading

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on white reactions

Very interesting notes on an interview with a professor who wrote a book in 2002 on white reactions to cultural trends. Dr. Swain even suggests a distinction between white supremacy and white nationalism. That she is African-American makes this all … Continue reading

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Bret Stephens on reactions to terrorism

In the category of columnists able to see a bigger picture, along with Megan McArdle we can add Bret Stephens, who very specifically points out how the obfuscation about Charlottesville that people rightly denounced has been routinely overlooked when the … Continue reading

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McArdle on Damore

One could wish the level of discourse overall in our society was at the level Megan McArdle exemplifies in this column. It shows an awareness and appreciation of both the natural differences that apparently exist between males and females and … Continue reading

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on discourse about disagreements

One of the more significant features of the current moment is the extent to which political allegiance has become for so many an all or nothing proposition. It is impossible for some to even acknowledge a weakness in their own … Continue reading

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on avoiding the division that exists

Mark Steyn observes the monotonous response to the bombing in Manchester, the mantra of refusing to allow terrorists to sow division, which ignores the sharp division that exists in Western countries between those who wish them to continue in their … Continue reading

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Internet outrage

Early this morning as I was beginning to wake up, for some reason it occurred to me that I had given a lot of time the evening before, time that would have been better spent on just about anything else, … Continue reading

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Spiritualism and secular society

The religious fervor with which some groups in our society attack those who seem to advance an opposing point of view has become noteworthy. Civil disagreement and discourse has become the exception rather than the rule. This essay by Joseph … Continue reading

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