It’s absurd to claim Sen. Tom Cotton was saying Shakespeare was American simply because he said Chinese students should learn about the playwright ‘from America.’ Shakespeare understood ordered liberty.
Donald Glover’s ‘This Is America’ is typical of the art championed by our cultural elites: little artistic content, but loud, didactic political messaging.
Yale’s English department decided it will no longer require English majors to study literary luminaries such as William Shakespeare and John Donne.
A pack of jarring, hell-hated lewdsters decided to take action on the department’s open shift from works with high literary and historic value to those that have more race, sexuality, and gender points.
The English playwright speaks to American culture and ideals, past and present.
William Shakespeare’s words have never before been changed wholesale to accommodate the intellectual laziness of a generation of artists and audiences.
A republic dies not instantly, or by brute force, but through physical and moral exhaustion, and in slow, methodical steps. Just consider the Roman Republic.
Young adults aren’t reading much classic literature—but they really should.
This American Life host Ira Glass has seen King Lear, and has some thoughts.
For today’s progressives there is no issue that galvanizes and unites quite like “corporate personhood.” Attacks on it are short-sighted and illiberal.
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