Category: Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Briahna Joy Gray On Race And Class

By Andrew Sullivan A tough but civil conversation. Briahna, a lawyer and political consultant who served as press secretary for Bernie Sanders, co-hosts the superb podcast Bad Faith. I start our enjoyable convo with a simple question: how can we best facilitate the flourishing of black America? I’m […]

Imagine ‘King Biden’

By Peter R. Quinones I unironically agree that having one person in charge rather than the leviathan that exists now would be preferable. At least you’d know who to blame when everything goes to shit. Whose fault is the shitshow we’re in now? Biden, Trump, Pelosi, or someone […]

The American Ruling Class

This is an interesting article that, I think, illustrates both the strengths and limitations of modern “conservative” critiques of the new ruling class. Angelo Codevilla’s theory was half-right. “Some scholars such as Charles Murray and political commentators such as Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson have come to use […]

Cancel Culture Takes a Big “L”

By Matt Taibbi The press tries and fails to hype a crisis into existence over Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special. First, there were the numbers. Over the course of the last week, news commentators predicted a huge demonstration of Netflix employees in protest of comedian Dave Chappelle’s The […]

John McWhorter On Woke Racism

By Andrew Sullivan We also discuss the many qualities that make wokeness a new religion. For anyone who follows online debates over race in America, John needs little introduction. The Columbia linguist just wrote a bracing tract, Woke Racism, against the new elite religion. He, like me, despises […]

Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?

By Victor Davis Hanson Independent Institute Our Byzantine interior and Roman coasts are quite differently interpreting their shared American heritage as they increasingly plot radically divergent courses to survive in scary times. In A.D. 286 the Roman emperor Diocletian split in half the huge Roman Empire administratively—and peacefully—under the control […]

How Trump RUINS GOP, Democratic Party

Trump may well turn out to be the best friend proponents of pan-secession ever had by escalating fragmentation and advancing sympathy for pan-secession. Saagar analyzes the negative effects Trump’s presence is having on the GOP, Democratic Party, and the broader political debates taking place in America and on […]