Cultural Decline
by | May 19, 2020

I In the early days of the Wuhan plague, the Berlin daily newspaper Tagesspiegel warned its readers that the new…

by | May 8, 2020

The Han-era chronicler Ssu-ma Ch’ien, in his Records of the Grand Historian, recounted the considerable lengths to which unified China’s…

by | Apr 28, 2020

The Danish anthropologist Knud Rasmussen and his Greenlandic Inuit companions Miteq and Arnarulunguaq embarked on the Fifth Thule Expedition (1921–24)…

by | Mar 19, 2020

Tuesday’s primaries effectively ended the millionaire socialist’s campaign for the presidency. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has no path to the…

by | Mar 13, 2020

Last week, the Hachette Book Group became the latest corporation to join the Me Too movement — of companies that…

by | Jan 22, 2020

What a difference a year made to Great Britain. In a column here in June, I criticized the nation for…

by | Jan 7, 2020

“I have not always been a virtuous man,” Joaquin Phoenix confessed during his Golden Globe acceptance speech for his starring…

by | Nov 20, 2019

In The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies, Robert Boyers notes that “fanatics incensed…

by | Nov 10, 2019

There’s a war going on — and a very strange one. It’s a war between identity groups in which feminists…

by | Oct 26, 2019

She actually patted me on the bottom. Not in an affectionate way. Still less a sexual way. I don’t expect…

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