David Masciotra is an author, lecturer, and cultural critic. He is the author of All That We Learned About Living: The Art and Legacy of John Mellencamp, forthcoming from the University Press of Kentucky, and Against Traffic: Essays on Politics and Identity (Brown Dog Books, 2013).
American culture is most egalitarian in the exact locations and institutions where feminists are angriest about their exclusion and mistreatment.
Daryl Hall’s show revives and refreshes music traditions, avoiding the pop idol and the autotune.
“What everybody at that time missed… is that freedom is the most terrifying thing in the world, because what freedom says is, ‘It’s all on you now.’”
Behavior matters more than speech. So why is everything within American culture shifting people toward the opposite moral conclusion?
The best way to measure the sincerity of the left’s mission to save the black poor is to examine how often they deal with inner city problems.
At 65, David Mamet seems most concerned with the schizophrenic, funny feast of contradictions that is the United States of America.
Intellectual diversity opens minds and behavioral diversity presents alternative options for lifestyle comfort and happiness.
Pathologizing the purchasing power and decisions of ordinary people exposes a hatred of individuality at the core of liberal philosophy.
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