Cultural Decline
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 Democratic nomination, let alone the presidency, so long as America’s goofy uncle, former Vice President Joe Biden, remains above ground….

by | Mar 13, 2020

Last week, the Hachette Book Group became the latest corporation to join the Me Too movement — of companies that capitulate to leftist pressure — by dropping Woody Allen’s memoir Apropos of Nothing from its April publication schedule. A staff…

by | Jan 22, 2020

What a difference a year made to Great Britain. In a column here in June, I criticized the nation for moving further left, away from its inspirational foundations. “It’s bad enough that the UK can’t even leave the European Union…

by | Jan 7, 2020

“I have not always been a virtuous man,” Joaquin Phoenix confessed during his Golden Globe acceptance speech for his starring role in the Joker movie. “I’m learning so much,” Phoenix continued, “so many of you in this room have given…

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 what they take to be the unpardonable crime of appropriation [demanded] in a public letter signed by dozens of…

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 and their “allies” are arrayed against transgenders and their allies. Ten years ago the very idea of such an event…

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 either of those things at my age. No, it was more perfunctory and aggressive than that. She was shooing me…

by | Aug 29, 2019

Texas novelist William Humphrey revealed how Confederate statues animate the Southern tradition: “If the Civil War is more alive to the Southerner than the Northerner it is because all of the past is, and this is so because the Southerner has a…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Washington I got into a Twitter war with radio talk show host Sebastian Gorka last week. It began when Gorka crowed about Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem having his White House press pass suspended for 30 days because of…

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