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CNN Says Jihadis No Match for the Deadly ‘Far Right’

April 18, 2014

According to Peter Bergen and David Sternman at CNN, “right-wing extremists” have killed more Americans than jihadists have since 9/11, and are...

International

Eurovision and the Quest for Sufficiently Progressive Entertainment

April 16, 2014

Where the States have American Idol, Europe has Eurovision: a televised, vote-driven song contest, held by the members of the European Broadcasting Union every...

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Finland’s Gay Stamps Send a Misleading Message

April 18, 2014

The recent news that Finland has issued a set of stamps featuring the work of homoerotic artist Tom of Finland has been greeted by progressive media as yet...

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Sins of the Father: Armand Hammer and the Gores

February 24, 2014

The media is probably the most powerful vector in our political infrastructure today. They can destroy, manipulate and build up with their tools while hiding...

  • The Degeneration of American Evangelicalism

    March 16, 2014 • Folkways, Video

    For an American, one of the most striking signs of decline is the state of American evangelical Protestantism. Twelve generations ago, it gave us such figures as theologian Jonathan Edwards. Read—or listen to—Edwards’ Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and you’ll see a faith far more robust in its knowledge and its passion [&hellip...

  • Whither American Nationalism?

    March 4, 2014 • Folkways, National

    One of the difficult realizations of the early 21st century is that America in the cultural sense does not equate to the United States. This wasn’t always the case, of course. The United States no longer have a coherent culture (now they’ve got at least two or three), but they used to. There’s a reason [&hellip...

  • California’s ‘Renegade Bakers’: Human Capital and Blue-State Red Tape

    January 31, 2014 • Folkways, National

    If you’ve lived in the West at any time in the last two generations, you’ve had experience with the sort of people caricatured in Office Space and Dilbert: middle managers who insist on regulating the minutest of minutiae, teachers who don’t let students use the restroom, people who file complaints or press charges based on [&hellip...

  • Christmas in the Roaring Twenties

    December 18, 2013 • Folkways, Video

    As happy with new, modern developments as the 1920s were, it’s obvious nearly a century later how much the character of the period owed to what came before it. This series of clips gives us a view of what Christmas looked like when the world had radio, motion pictures, and skyscrapers, but relatively little damage [&hellip...

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