1960’s Deja Vu with a Twist

America hasn’t seen the current level of harsh rhetoric and the political violence since the violent protests and the radicalism of the 1960’s. Many people think of this period as the age of the Civil Rights struggle, and it was – but there was another component active as well. It was also a period during…

Question Time

I pose this open query to all progressives in the aftermath of the shootings in Washington today: The shooter was a member of the “resist” movement and was definitely feeling the Bern. So let me ask this: Suppose you are successful in “resisting” to the point of revolution and overthrow of an elected president. What…

What the Hell is Wrong With Us?

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as…

The Water Witchers

Don’t think that the climate debate has nothing to do with ego. We must understand that professions take on collective identities and fight for relevance and recognition just like people do. If you don’t believe that, you have never watched a single episode of The Big Bang Theory or drawn a breath in the world…

All You Have is Your Good Name

“To understand our civilisation, one must appreciate that the extended order resulted not from human design or intention but spontaneously: it arose from unintentionally conforming to certain traditional and largely moral practices, many of which men tend to dislike, whose significance they usually fail to understand, whose validity they cannot prove, and which have nonetheless…

A Failed Grande Experiment

The terrorist attack in Manchester should mark the end of a Grande Experiment. Sadly, this quote by the mayor of Manchester indicates it won’t be: “The message that I would want to get over — and this is how the vast majority of people feel — this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim. The…