Helen Lamm

About Helen Lamm

Helen Lamm is a Mount Vernon fellow of the Center for American Greatness.

Appeasement in the Academy

At Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, a student club with the expressed purpose of “the preservation, dissemination and extension of the Western moral and philosophical Tradition” is currently struggling to achieve official recognition from the college administration. Why? Because for a small group of social terrorists on campus, Winston Churchill is a symbol

By | 2019-04-20T17:12:32-07:00 April 19th, 2019|

Pop Music, Public Mourning

What does it say about our culture, age, and political trajectory that over the years, pop music has gotten increasingly more depressing? A team of mathematicians at the University of California, Irvine, recently analyzed roughly 500,000 pop songs released between 1985 and 2015 to learn what makes a song successful in the music

By | 2019-04-16T12:47:57-07:00 April 16th, 2019|

No Constitution for Divided Men

Whether we like it or not, the defining political disagreements of our time are no longer based on differences of constitutional interpretation. “Limited government” is probably the most broadly accepted unifying principle of the conservative movement. You can find the phrase in the mission statements of the country’s most prominent right-leaning think tanks.

By | 2019-03-28T20:39:37-07:00 March 28th, 2019|

Normalizing the Unthinkable

A few weeks ago, a new television series called “Shrill” premiered on Hulu. Based on a memoir of the same title by avowed feminist and “fat activist” Lindy West, the show stars Aidy Bryant of “Saturday Night Live” and is produced by Elizabeth Banks. I wasn’t going to watch the show. Since coming

By | 2019-04-20T10:29:37-07:00 March 25th, 2019|

Captain Marvel’s War on Women

Art imitates life, but to an even greater extent, life imitates art. Like culture and politics, the two are intertwined in an infinite feedback loop. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. The latest addition to the wildly popular Marvel cinematic universe, “Captain Marvel,” came out last week.

By | 2019-04-20T10:28:02-07:00 March 15th, 2019|

Bless Your Heart, Bill Maher

Comedian Bill Maher, better known for his condescending recitals of leftist talking points than his sense of humor, showed us just how much he hates middle America in last week’s episode of his HBO program, “Real Time.” For providing first-hand insight into the mindset of the effete coastal elite, the monologue is worth

By | 2019-02-28T20:40:11-07:00 February 28th, 2019|

Media’s Gaslighting Assault on White Males Is Beyond Mendacious

When it became clear a few weeks ago that Nathan “Stolen Valor” Phillips had lied about his interaction with the Covington Catholic boys, media sycophants assumed either one of two mendacious stances. For some, the original story admittedly was inaccurate, but they still regarded it as valid, since it highlighted and affirmed an

By | 2019-02-22T09:58:43-07:00 February 21st, 2019|

Misandry in the Man-Cave

For millions of American men, football is both an outlet and a pacifier.It makes sense. In an increasingly secular America, men’s headship role in family and society at large is nearly completely debased. Where men once led their wives and children, they have been replaced by a paycheck. Where men once led their communities,

By | 2019-02-05T22:46:06-07:00 February 5th, 2019|

Duke University: Polyglot Boarding House

Middlebury College is widely renowned for their top-quality, immersive foreign language learning programs. Central to the Middlebury curriculum is the infamous language pledge, a promise which all students must take to use for communication only the language one is studying for the duration of the program. Whether during the summer in idyllic Middlebury,

By | 2019-01-29T23:01:45-07:00 January 29th, 2019|