Category Archives: Culture Wars

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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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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Memes: The Alt Right’s Art-Form

I have a new piece up at VDARE that touches upon the Alt Right’s use of memes as a form of art.

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The Cornell Rebellion

In TAC, Jack Howard Burke revisits the continued poignancy of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind (1987). Bloom’s point on the university is fully brought home when he recounts his experiences as a faculty member during the Cornell … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from the NYT!

12+ hours later from my previous post on lead NYT stories and it’s still pretty much the same thing. While Google completely ignores Easter (the equivalent of flipping its middle finger to white Christians), here are the lead evening stories … Continue reading

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Foolish Grad School Decisions

So, maybe getting that PhD in African art history was not such a smart thing after all… for a (((white))) girl. It might’ve worked in 2008, but not in virtue-spiraling 2018: The Brooklyn Museum has sparked outrage in the black … Continue reading

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The Hogg Zone

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Leonard Bernstein’s Radical Chic

In 1970, before the term ‘limousine liberal’ was coined, the great Tom Wolfe coined the phrase ‘radical chic’, which was the title of his famous long-form NY Magazine piece (“Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’s”). It’s a seminal piece of … Continue reading

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NPR: Gross & Weisman Discussing… (Take a Wild Guess)

If you can stomach the sounds of two ‘globalists’ kibbutzing and wringing their hands about the dastardly Alt Right, this NPR interview that thee unbearably sanctimonious Terry Gross has with Jonathan Weisman is chock full of paranoia and cognitive dissonance. … Continue reading

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