Category: Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Is Traditional Liberalism Vanishing?

By Matt Taibbi “Mighty Ira,” a documentary about legendary former ACLU chief Ira Glasser, is simultaneously inspiring and unnerving. There’s a scene at the beginning of Mighty Ira, an elegant and thought-provoking documentary about longtime ACLU director Ira Glasser, where the movie’s eponymous hero walks along the grounds […]

Who is Winning the Culture War?

This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective.  My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]

The Death of Humor

By Matt Taibbi Review of Killed Cartoons, edited by David Wallis, and White, by Bret Easton Ellis The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo won the condemnation of the whole world again, with the cover pictured above. Reactions ranged from “abhorrent” to “hateful” to “wrong on every level,” with […]

‘Listen, No One Cares’

By Peter R. Quinones If you haven’t figured it out by now, calling out the Left on their hypocrisy when debating them is useless. Sure, pointing out the most recent inconsistency to those on your side is helpful for their arguments, but you have to realize that hypocrite […]

The Spark

Is a right-wing revolt on the way? The potential danger from the right is the possible eventual emergence of an Erdogan, Bolsonaro, or Duterte. By William S. Lind, Traditional Right Great historic currents are often set in motion by small events. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand did […]

Sign causes a stir in Fredonia

By Jo Ward, The Observer A bad neighborhood. That’s what a few residents on Liberty Street in Fredonia are feeling about where they live as an individual at 140 Porter Road keeps posting political signs of questionable nature. It is offensive and inappropriate for the school buses that […]