The enduring triumph of liberalism was not the civil rights movement, women’s liberation, open borders, or even Obergefell v. Hodges. Something more fundamental happened long ago that made those changes possible. Liberalism began when a space was carved out in society wherein people of different beliefs and backgrounds could go about their business
Tom Wolfe died last week. His works will live on for a long time. There is a scene in Wolfe’s 1968 book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test that, once read, is never forgotten. He’s on assignment for New York Magazine, riding in a 1939 school bus painted in wild colors and packed with
It is one thing to document objectively crimes that target individuals because they are members of a particular identity group. It is another thing to frame people who follow a biblical definition of marriage, worry about children of same-sex parents, or want stricter immigration policies as demons and crazies. The organizations that monitor
Some students at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta have filed a lawsuit against the university, and for a very good reason. They are members of the Young Americans for Freedom, and they allege they’re the victims of discriminatory treatment by the administration. The facts aren’t complicated. The group invited Katie Pavlich to visit
Forty-thousand versus 25. Those were the relative numbers of people that showed up in Boston last month for a free speech rally and its counter-protest. It was an absurd spectacle. CBS Boston has aerial photos showing the two-dozen free-speechers huddled on a bandstand with officers milling around them. A fence encircles the area,
Liberal commentators like to interpret Donald Trump's slogan “Make America Great Again” as code for a racist agenda. One day on MSNBC during the campaign, Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson put it neatly, . . . whiteness and nation are seen to be indissolubly linked. And, as a result of that, you don't have
I have given up on discussing the ascendance of Donald Trump with anyone who didn’t vote for him. They are too hard in their denunciation. A mild suggestion that the Democratic Party went so far into identity politics that it pushed people toward a leader outspokenly tired of political correctness leads at most
Progressives love to celebrate America’s increasing diversity. Sounds nice, but if you stop to think about that for a moment, what they’re celebrating is the declining white portion of the U.S. population. The headline of an opinion in Newsweek awhile back is typical: "America's Getting Less White, and That Will Save It.” "Good!" says the subtext.