Category Archives: Culture

Language as a Weapon

Invited onstage, a white woman simply sings Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics, which is a cardinal sin… for a white person. The Racial Culture War is being fought in the trenches of grammar. Grammar is a weapon, a nexus of power. The … Continue reading

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RIP: Tom Wolfe

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A Conqueror’s Freedom

From “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye” by Ta-Genius Coates: [Kanye] West calls his struggle the right to be a “free thinker,” and he is, indeed, championing a kind of freedom—a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to … Continue reading

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Children

“Children existed solely to inherit a man’s trade, his moral code and his property. This was taken for granted among the aristocracy, but merchants, craftsmen and peasants also bought into the idea, so it became the norm at every level … Continue reading

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Is Richard Spencer the Alt Right’s Timothy Leary?

In The Spectator, Sam Leith asks “Might LSD be good for you?” There is something of a parallel between the sociology of psychedelics research and promotion and the Alt Right as a research and social movement. And there’s an uncanny … Continue reading

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Bryan Magee Interviews Bernard Williams About René Descartes

There used to be a time when things like this were on TV. My head almost exploded from just the title card alone:

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Rod Dreher’s Implicitly White Weekend

Rod Dreher reports on his Weekend At The (implicitly white) Bruderhof, which saw Ross Douthat discussing Patrick Deneen (Why Liberalism Failed) thesis: Douthat said there’s tension between that prescription and the description Deneen gives of a late modern civilization that … Continue reading

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On Michael Brendan Dougherty’s “The Church of Grievance”

In “The Church of Grievance”, Michael Brendan Dougherty distills the sense of transcendence that SJWs long for: But something is changing in victim politics. It is no longer an emotive call for political reform, or restitution for wrongs done. The … Continue reading

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King Lear 2018

A black actress is cast as Henry V, so naturally the NYT is ecstatic: Mr. O’Hara’s most obvious intervention is the casting of the engaging Zenzi Williams, an African-American actress, as Henry, a canny move that makes us ask some … Continue reading

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Starbucks Incident = How Tenuous Safe Spaces Can Be

The LA Times prints a black op-ed about the StarbucKKKs incident, which is apparently right up there with the Rosa Parks incident: “I admit, I have been lulled into believing that Starbucks is a safe space, too. I’ve camped out … Continue reading

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