Titus Techera

About Titus Techera

Titus Techera is executive director of the American Cinema Foundation. He's also a graduate student in political science, a former Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute, and a contributor to The Federalist, National Review Online, and Ricochet.com.

‘Black Panther’ and the American Dream

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is now the most successful movie to star black people and, not coincidentally, it’s an American movie full of Americans. The press, however, neglects everything worth noticing about the story, so I’d like to draw your attention to two things that go very well together: Alexis de Tocqueville’s teaching about

By |2018-02-25T16:29:33-07:00February 25th, 2018|

How to Live in the Ruins of the Collapse of the American University

Our friends over at American Affairs have published the most un-American explanation of what the university is and does. The piece comes from the pen of Justin Stover, a fellow at the most old-world college there is, All Souls, Oxford. This is a place without students, where the happy few enjoy, at someone else’s

By |2017-12-16T21:40:36-07:00December 16th, 2017|

Emasculating the God of War

Sentimentality aside, what does it mean to be a hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let's start by looking at how men are portrayed. The only overtly “manly man” among the Avengers and their minions is the Norse/Viking god, Thor. In an America ripe with fear of war, the collapse of war efforts

By |2017-11-05T15:10:36-07:00November 5th, 2017|

Ben in Berkeley Scolds the Poor

Democracy is still new to conservatives in certain ways. Even so, it’s strange for a democratic people to see full-throated moralism denouncing the poor from an oligarchic position. For a certain brand of conservative—and in spite of all trends pointing elsewhere—it remains what’s hot today. Ben Shapiro just stood up for that kind

By |2017-09-20T10:31:52-07:00September 17th, 2017|

Debasing the Memory of 9/11

This time one year ago, I was touring America to see the country in the grip of the agonistic election campaign and to prepare, like other foreigners before me, to write a book. I had only one afternoon in New York. I also had a remarkable guide, a friend who had spent his

By |2017-09-14T12:21:29-07:00September 11th, 2017|