In a brazen act of cultural imperialism, Major League Baseball withdrew the 2021 All Star-Game from Atlanta.Why make such a drastic change mere months before the great game? COVID? No. A failure of Atlanta to adequately prepare for the game? No.
MLB flexed its financial muscles to punish Georgia for passing a voting rights law that did not suit the sensibilities of it Woke leadership.
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We always hear that the U.S. has to engage “a deep and honest conversation about race.”
That’s good. We need to work out how to move past our nation’s greatest historical failing.
But “conversation” doesn’t mean what it used to. Read More ›
Book burning has always been a crucial ingredient of totalitarianism. In the 1930s the German Student Union infamously made bonfires from books considered antithetical to National Socialism. Similarly, the zealots who executed Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution destroyed books opposed to the diktats of Chinese Communism. Read More ›
I have been most impressed over the years by Limbaugh’s strength of character, a crucial leadership attribute in woefully short supply at a time of failing institutions and callow public personalities. Read More ›
Axios’s Felix Salmon has called Big Tech “the fourth branch of government” because of its recent concerted and successful shutdown of President Trump’s ability to communicate on social media. He seems pleased. Read More ›
The social media company Parler—which is a French word meaning “to speak”—was mugged and left for dead by Big Tech last week in what appears to be the start of a cultural offensive aimed at stifling conservative advocacy in our country’s public discourse. Read More ›
Much of the interest of thinking about intelligent design lies in understanding what a human being is. We are unique, but why? What or who made us so? Why does that matter? And how, exactly, are we unique? Read More ›
The other day I heard an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about bonobos and their capacity for “culture.” A couple of reporters were talking about a journal article for eLife, “Social Learning: Does culture shape hunting behavior in bonobos?” Read More ›