Steven Watts has written several pieces on cultural and political issues for National Review, the Federalist, Newsweek, and the Atlantic. He is the author of eight books, including “The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life,” and appeared in “American Experience: Walt Disney” for PBS.
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by Steven Watts | Mar 2, 2023
Columbia, Missouri, is a typical midwestern college town. Much like Ames, Iowa, or Lawrence, Kansas, or Champaign, Illinois, or Bloomington, Indiana, it has a population of roughly 100,000, sits in the middle of the state, and enfolds a large state…
by Steven Watts | Feb 4, 2023
In recent years, we have heard much about the need to accept the findings of “the science,” despite the fact that such a thing does not exist. Scientists and informed observers know that science is seldom settled but instead consists…
by Steven Watts | Apr 12, 2022
The Walt Disney Company may be reaching a tipping point in its long and storied history. For over 90 years it has been a bastion of the middle-class American family, enchanting parents and children alike with stories of virtue rewarded,…