The Backward Logic of Cancel Culture Apologists

The tiresome subject of “cancel culture” is now, unfortunately, one that cannot responsibly be avoided. An old tweet surfaces, and all of a sudden a comedian, an actor, or even some hapless, powerless citizen, is at the center of an online tribunal. A series of recent events have enlivened the debate. Comedian Shane Gillis lost

By | 2019-10-06T20:07:20-07:00 October 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Globalism: A View Based on Nietzsche’s Thinking

I would like to share a short reflection with you on the subject of globalism, from a reading of Friedrich Nietzsche. In The Will to Power, a book that some say does not exist, since it would have been composed from fragments chosen by Nietzsche’s sister—that is an interesting controversy, by the way. But the

By | 2019-09-28T17:45:21-07:00 September 28th, 2019|Tags: |

The War on Common Sense

When Thomas Paine appealed to “common sense” to make the case for American independence, it probably never crossed his mind that there would ever be a need to make the case for common sense itself, at least not in America. But common-sense thinking has fallen out of favor. Because it has been under attack for

By | 2019-09-26T21:59:47-07:00 September 14th, 2019|Tags: |

The Establishment War on the Intellectual Dark Web

If you’re just hearing about the "Intellectual Dark Web," or if you’ve heard the term but never delved into its meaning, you might think there is an entire parallel internet out there, filled with subversive content that is too politically incorrect to weather the shadowbans and deboosting algorithms in our well lit, mainstream online world.

By | 2019-09-07T17:34:40-07:00 September 7th, 2019|Tags: |

America, the Racist

Writing in the December 1991 issue of Academic Questions, Fred Siegel, associate professor of history at Cooper Union and a self-described liberal and Democrat, bemoaned a fashionable trend in history writing. The “New Historians,” he quipped, saw American life as “a story of defeat, despair, and domination. American history became a tragedy in three acts:

By | 2019-09-12T15:24:54-07:00 August 30th, 2019|Tags: |

The Density Delusion

For decades, American workers have watched as their ability to enjoy middle-class lifestyles erodes away. Conventional explanations abound. American industry in the immediate aftermath of World War II was uniquely unscathed, and with a near-monopoly on global manufacturing, it was able to pass much of the ample profits on to workers. It wasn’t until the

By | 2019-09-26T16:01:42-07:00 August 17th, 2019|Tags: |

America’s Homeless Industrial Complex

In his final speech from the White House in January 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the nation that the military had joined with the arms industry and had acquired unwarranted influence over American politics. His term for this alliance was the “military-industrial complex.” Since that time, Eisenhower’s term has been co-opted by other critics

By | 2019-11-09T14:44:46-07:00 July 13th, 2019|Tags: |

How We Will Stop China’s Long March to Rule Earth and Space

Over the past two weeks, the streets of Hong Kong have been racked with protests on a scale rarely seen. By some accounts, more than 2 million people participated, over a quarter of Hong Kong’s population of 7 million. The cause of the massive unrest was a proposed law that would allow accused criminals to

By | 2019-08-19T02:58:29-07:00 June 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

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