How Do We Say the Things We Cannot Say?

Society becomes polarized and impoverished when obvious truths are denied. To address the ensuing malaise, government expands. When government expands, government unions flourish. And there are few things generally less understood yet more consequential than the symbiosis between expanding government and government unions. On nearly every controversial issue of significance, certain perspectives of

By | 2018-04-14T15:44:30+00:00 April 14th, 2018|

Zuckerberg’s A.I. Hope is a Free Speech Nightmare

The most terrifying thing about Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance on Tuesday before a special joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees wasn’t anything he had to say about privacy, or the mishandling of millions of users’ personal data, or creepy Russian advertising in the 2016 presidential election. In fact, on those questions,

By | 2018-04-14T11:03:24+00:00 April 14th, 2018|

No Algorithm for the Human Soul

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week faced questions from powerful committees in both houses of Congress on the subject of how the social media platform handles and protects its users’ data. Most of the questions dealt with the breach and collection of user data, and whether Facebook has been cavalier with

By | 2018-04-13T11:09:35+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

The Creeping and Creepy March of the Progressive Totalitarian Impulse

As a foreigner living in the United Kingdom, the first thought that occurred to me watching “The Death of Stalin” last month was how bleak and absurdist British dark humor is, compared to American humor. Of course, Jason Isaacs looks and acts more like Marshal Rokossovsky than Marshal Zhukov, but that is a nitpicking of an international

By | 2018-04-11T12:04:12+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

Whatever the Left Touches, It Ruins

The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism—not liberalism—is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the Left touches it ruins. So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the Left and the Democratic Party: The most obvious—and, therefore, the one more and Americans can

By | 2018-04-09T19:25:15+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

Fahrenheit 451 Updated

What took them so long? That was our first question when we heard the latest news about the distinguished University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax. Last summer, Professor Wax created a minor disturbance in the force of politically correct groupthink when she co-authored an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Paying the price

By | 2018-04-01T09:25:14+00:00 April 1st, 2018|

Adult Supervision: Advice from the Founders

Impassioned protests following the mass shooting at a Florida high school culminated over the weekend with marches on Washington, D.C., and other cities. To properly evaluate these spectacles, let's suspend for the moment Aristotle’s recommendation that the youth should not study politics because they are ruled by their passions rather than reason. Their anguished

By | 2018-03-29T08:00:08+00:00 March 28th, 2018|