Month: May 2021

Parent: Why I pulled my daughter out of antiracist school

Freddie Sayers meets Andrew Gutmann. Listen to the podcast version here:… Accompanying article here:… Brearley is one of the most prestigious private schools in America. Based in the Upper East side of Manhattan, where the children of plutocrats and power brokers attend, the $54,000 a year […]

Is There a Future for the American Middle Class?

This discussion between Michael Lind and Walter Russell Mead is a must-watch.  Among Lind’s observations: -The USA is actually becoming less racially polarized as more integration is taking place along socioeconomic, geographical, institutional, and even partisan lines. -More class polarization is taking place but the working class is […]

New Pluralist Vision for California

By Robert Stark, Medium The nation is caught up in a reckoning over racial justice that coincides with civil unrest and greater political polarization. In line with these national trends, California has put forth measures on racial justice grounds that include racial favoritist cash payouts, educational curriculum based […]

Betrayal, Vengeance, and the Anarchist Ideal: Virgilia D’Andrea’s Radical Antifascism in (American) Exile, 1928–1933

By Lorenza Stradiotti A contribution to histories of women in the interwar transnational antifascist movement, particularly radical exiles, we focus on VirgiliaD’Andrea, a noted Italian anarchist exile from fascist Italy who spent her final exile in New York, 1928–33. An intellectual, writer-poet, and orator belonging to a small […]

3 Myths About American Decline

The most immediately obvious problem with this analysis is that it ignores the rise in the expected threshold of subsistence during the time period that is being discussed. Politicians and the media are telling bogus stories about falling fertility rates, rising inequality, and supposed lack of economic mobility. […]

A Culture of Free Speech Protects Everyone

By Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic The journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones appears to be a victim of viewpoint discrimination. Academic freedom needs a vigorous defense—and not just at UNC. Last week, the journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who led The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, was named the Knight Chair in […]

Political Purge Of The Armed Forces

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Well, well, well: The Pentagon official tasked with leading efforts to crack down on extremist views among military servicemembers once asserted that backers of former President Donald Trump were also supporters of racism, misogyny and extremism. The official, Bishop Garrison, is a […]