Category Archives: Left

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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The Hogg Zone

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George Hawley: Is the Alt-Right Collapsing?

While his recent book on the Alt Right was fairly balanced and rather level-headed, yet still politely condemned the AR itself, George Hawley’s recent speech to the (ahem) “Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Politics” is smug and gloating, and more clearly … Continue reading

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“Fascist Rhetoric”

From a Guardian piece on Ian Buruma, current editor of The New York Review of Books: What does Brexit look like to him? “It is the most shocking political event in my life. It was like a knife going through … Continue reading

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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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Alt Right: “Rumors of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

Progs are desperately trying to establish an “Alt Right is Dying” narrative, which they of course hope will be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Amanda Carpenter has written a piece in Salon titled “Alt-right is dying, but powerful conservatives are mainstreaming its … Continue reading

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“Alt-Right: Age of Rage” Trailer

Alt-Right: Age of Rage will have its premiere on March 9 at SXSW. If this is its official trailer, then the documentary seems a bit unfocused. It’s hard to tell if the whole thing will be Daryle ‘the Barrel’ Lamont … Continue reading

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NYT: Child Worship, Pt. 31

As I have previously noted, it is downright creepy how the MSM (and the so-called ‘paper of record’) is engaging in a cultish form of child worship.

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NYT: When Prophecy Fails – Pt. 24,182

In When Prophecy Fails (1956), Leon Festinger showed how disconfirmation of beliefs can lead to increased conviction in these very beliefs. Festinger stated that five conditions must be present if someone is to become a more fervent believer after a … Continue reading

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