Sam Buntz is a writer based in Connecticut. His work has appeared in The Federalist, The Washington Monthly, and Pop Matters. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, his writing often focuses on the intersection of religion, politics, and pop culture.
The classic album was born out of the discord of the late ’60s and The Beatles’ disintegration, and remains poignant in today’s political discord.
Close ties between the United States and China have outlasted their purpose and, as the developments at Google show, have proved counterproductive to liberty and human rights.
A genius shows us ourselves and our world in a way we couldn’t have seen them before, as Harold Bloom has frequently observed.
In our time, the battle against nihilism looms larger than any squabble between rationalists like Sam Harris and the moderately religious.
By permitting a venue for views outside the mainstream, YouTube is letting some of the most ancient and venerable traditions sneak in through the ‘out’ door.
It is much more depressing to imagine this sex robot manufacturer’s version of his customers than to imagine horny idiots who just want to have sex with a humanoid hunk of plastic.
The cheerfully dumb Axe that blatantly but sensibly used sex to sell deodorant is no more. Its markedly different tack is a tragic commentary on our times.
Marriage repays by allowing you to see poetry everywhere, whereas Tinder-based hedonism repays with a burning sensation experienced during urination.
‘Juggalos’ are fans of the white rap duo Insane Clown Posse. Their march on Washington has greater implications for religion and social class in America than many realize.
The fear of cosmic evil—of evil that is more than just bad neural wiring in the brain of a murderer—is innate within us all. It is a healthy and sane emotion.
The white supremacist pose towards cultural ‘defense’ is a shame and a sham, while the project of defending civilization against ignorance and decadence is well worth pursuing.
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