Articles by Boris Zelkin

Eat Mor Capitulation:
The Chick-fil-A Betrayal

After years of standing by its founding principles in the face of unjust, ugly, and unrelenting criticism from the Jacobin Left, Chick-fil-A abandoned those principles. After years of steadfast support from the cultural Right, Chick-fil-A has betrayed that support. Chick-fil-A on Monday raised the white flag in a battle it was winning by announcing it […]

Free Speech Suffers as ‘Fortnite’ Reality Rises

As my son’s birthday rolled around last week, my wife and I were unsure about what to buy him. Awash in a sea of easily procured, cheaply available, Chinese-manufactured baubles, our son’s regard for physical objects—toys—seems tepid, at best. As consumer manufacturing pipelines increase and corporations release infinite variables of intellectual properties there are few […]

The Joke’s on Those Demanding a Female ‘Joker’

It’s amazing what a difference success makes. Within a mere few weeks of its release we’ve gone from revulsion at the idea of the new “Joker” movie to calls for it to be reinterpreted as a female empowerment film. Before it was released, there was tremendous chatter among the scolderati and news personalities (but I […]

Confirmation Contempt

The spectacular calving of a glacier is not a spontaneous process. What seems, at first, to be a single, instantaneous episode is, in reality, the culmination of years of small fractures, faults, and crevasses forming and degrading the stability of the ice before the calving occurs. Civic institutions work the same way. When they fall, […]

A Monopoly on Our Memory

Nikolai Yezhov was an abominable man and one of the most feared figures in the early days of the Soviet Union. As head of Stalin’s secret police from 1936-1938, Yezhov helped the Communist dictator consolidate power by presiding over the Great Purges, which saw the murder of 950,000 people for political crimes and the arrest […]

Caracas and the ‘Uncanny Valley’ of Socialism

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No Aid for Censors: The Case for Quitting Twitter

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Without Honest Anger, We Condone Suicide

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Politically Correct Pedophilia

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Alfie Evans: From the Cradle to the Grave

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Alight With Good Intentions

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The Shape of Virtue

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Triumph of the Shills

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The Warmbiers and the Crutches: Bearing Powerful Witness

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Shadowbans and the Twitterdämmerung of Free Expression

Twitter’s mission statement is to: “Give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” On Thursday, Project Veritas released a video showing Twitter engineers boasting their use of “shadowbanning” to curb conservative speech. No amount of “deceptive editing” accusations or “out of context” arguments can contradict the tale of the […]

Chutzpah in Black: ‘Golden Globes’ Points its Finger the Wrong Way

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Vote for Sticker!

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Pulp Fictions: The Weinstein Women’s Award

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Casting Stones from Casting Couches

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