Category Archives: Cultural Deterioration

Progressive failures

The very fact that white supremacists still exist reminds progressives of their failure to establish a secular utopia here on earth. It also testifies to their failure to grasp the realities of human nature. Both of these things are deeply … Continue reading

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Letter to Duke University

President Price: I’m writing because your public letter about purging Confederate monuments from your campus said you welcomed our “thoughts about how Duke can best address the troubling events of the past few months,”—namely the regional hysteria and violence by … Continue reading

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Evil is as evil does

Most commentators on the event at Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday—planned to be a peaceful protest about city officials’ arbitrary decision to remove a statue of historically revered General Robert E. Lee—first qualify their virtue by condemning Klan members, “white supremacists,” … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

Our divided America has been caused in part by ignorance of our history (and by some rejecting it) and has resulted in ill informed and inflammatory rhetoric. I think the Leftist press has been most responsible for this. Confusion and … Continue reading

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Why “toxic partisanship” can’t be detoxified

A prominent article in the “Review” section this past weekend in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye. Amanda Ripley of the “Emerson Collective” wrote under the headline, “America, Meet America.” The subhead read, “How can we get past today’s … Continue reading

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Intellectual idiots

Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes about the Intellectual Yet Idiot in his book “Skin in the Game.” He defines them at length in a satirical, revealing way. An “inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking ‘clerks’ and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual … Continue reading

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Media and societal dystopia

I don’t read modern novels. Authors frequently become tangled in their own small, distorted worlds;  their characters are often portrayed as pathetic victims, drug dealers or psychos; and the plots usually are designed to depress and frighten the readers—and that … Continue reading

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