Over the last few generations, America’s elites have stood in the way of the working class’s pursuit of the American dream by devising, and then tenaciously defending, policies that actually impede upward economic mobility.
Those who smear an entire part of the population with the label “white privilege” paint with far too broad a brush.
A local news documentary about Seattle’s rampant homelessness and drug-abuse crisis has touched a nerve with the city’s residents.
Don’t fool yourself. Everyone is a potential target. Anyone can be called out.
It turns out that this paradox of isolation and connection is nothing new. Fyodor Dostoevsky observed a similar trend in his own day.
Time seems to go faster as we age. When we were children, the school year and then the summer seemed to stretch forever. As adults, we wonder where the time went.
In the end, we can have individual justice or we can have social justice, but we can’t have both
I also wonder if Jussie Smollett ever encountered a university administrator who taught him that one could gain power by feigning impotence and claiming victimhood. If so, that would explain a lot
Peterson fights back tears, and gives an answer of startling humility.
Caregiving is important. The mind-numbing, ordinary, unseen, everyday sacrifices have an impact far beyond what we see in the present.
If we’re tired of seeing this promising generation flounder, then perhaps they’re at least entitled to being shown a better way forward.
Our elites believe they can engineer complex systems and institutions from the top, and thereby control national and global conditions. But our tech-based systems have outgrown such deterministic control.
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four,” Winston Smith tells us. “If this is granted, all else follows.” When I read this line 25 years ago I didn’t understand what Orwell was saying. Now I do.
Those radicals of the 1960s seem to have won the game. Or have they?
Hipsters, like many Americans, have confused the plethora of consumer-oriented diversions and incessant internet interactions with living a wholesome life.
What has our country become that we can tear down the doorway of a family who has a child with a high fever that disagrees with their doctor?
Could it be that we need more boredom?
When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground.
Jussie Smollett wasted police time and resources while attempting to paint himself as a victim. Has the lenient attitude toward hate crime hoaxes on many campuses spread to the rest of the country, as well?
Have we lost the common culture and associations which were once primarily obtained through church and religious societies?
Tara Westover refuses to admit that if her parents had taken a conventional path, she would not be where she is today.
The Chicago Police Department is reportedly furious after the state dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who allegedly staged a fake hate crime against his person.
The reputations of media pundits and whole news organizations are now in shambles and exposed for all to see.
The City of San Antonio cannot discriminate against Chick-Fil-A because it disapproves of the company's charitable giving. Donations to a private group are protected by the First Amendment.
Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?
When it comes to the direction of society Americans (surprisingly) agree: things are not getting better.
“A dead thing,” Chesterton wrote, “can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”
A New Zealand bookstore stopped selling Jordan Peterson’s book in light of the Christchurch mosque shootings, but continues offering “Mein Kampf.”