“Antiquated Views”: The Confederacy and Progressive Triumphalism
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“Antiquated Views”: The Confederacy and Progressive Triumphalism

Before I get into the meat of this post, permit me a brief detour. Sometimes when I read articles that are particularly irritating to me,…

Not Your Father’s Liberal Professor: The Triumph of the Left on Campus
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Not Your Father’s Liberal Professor: The Triumph of the Left on Campus

In April of 2012, the National Association of Scholars released a report titled “A Crisis of Competence,” which they had prepared for the board of…

No Such Thing as Sacrilege in the West
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No Such Thing as Sacrilege in the West

When Pussy Riot invaded Christ the Saviour Cathedral, center of the Russian Orthodox Church, to perform its blasphemous concert and Western leaders reacted with outrage…

“The Narrative”: A Genre of Shamelessness
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“The Narrative”: A Genre of Shamelessness

M. H. Abram’s A Glossary of Literary Terms notes that genres can be understood as “social formations.” In other words, the conditions of a particular…

The Laughable Hypocrisy of Jamelle Bouie
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The Laughable Hypocrisy of Jamelle Bouie

Early Sunday morning saw people reacting to quite an interesting op-ed in the NYT titled “In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas.” In it, the…