Ross Douthat and Cornel West, despite their differences, shared a thoughtful conversation on politics and culture. Is this something others can replicate?
Charles Murray’s ‘Fishtown’ has some real grievances. It also has some real social problems. Populists don’t love talking about those, unless to blame elites.
Millennials are dissatisfied with church because they’re going for all the wrong reasons, and none of the right ones.
Fear weakens society’s ‘immune system,’ undercutting the mechanisms by which it resists internal threats to order.
The more we twist the system to make workers feel useful, the less useful they’ll actually be. At some point we must allow people the dignity of making a bona fide contribution.
Supposing the controversial dossier turns out to be just a tapestry of fabrication, who should be held responsible for keeping it alive? All of us.
Donald Trump has shown precious little interest in uniting us. But even if he wanted to, it would be a completely unrealistic goal.
Thomas Friedman’s latest book, ‘Thank You For Being late,’ spouts platitudes that supposedly explain the future. Is there a way to reconcile his overly optimistic vision with a more realistic view of history and tradition?
It’s tough to get a grip on the real issues when we’re pouring our energy into arguing about fake ones, like the bogus ‘black Santa’ controversy.
I for one am ready to celebrate the Year of Fascism. It’s heartening that Americans are trying to improve their understanding of what fascism really is.
No matter what the mealy mouthed institutional apologists might say, Providence College has clearly turned into a hostile environment for Anthony Esolen and his friends.
In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Will they embrace identity politics, like progressives before them?
Obviously, it’s my parental duty to keep my kids from freezing to death. I’m willing to do that. I could manage better without all the public judgment, though.
Voting third-party does not translate into voicelessness—not this year. Here’s how to make sure your vote has an impact beyond 2016.
Deplorable people are everywhere, but virtue can also be found in surprising places. We shouldn’t give up on humanity yet.
Peering through the murk, what we see in our current political memes about globalism is a noisy celebration of half-truths and half-baked ideas.
The vice-presidential debate made clear that there is a way for both the Republican Party and America to survive this miserable election.
High-minded but ineffective solutions can often be worse than useless insofar as they deter people from focusing on what really needs to be done.
Damon Linker thinks the culture wars have waned because traditionalists have lost so completely. But if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that cultural battles can take rapid and unexpected turns.
Hurled insults rarely fail to appease disgruntled voters. Since Never Trump types could make a difference in the election, perhaps try different tactics.
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