Maya Peterson and the Great American Outrage Machine

July 2, 2014

The media runs on clicks, and outrage brings clicks like nothing else but celebrity gossip; so those parts of the media that don’t run on celebrity...


Argentina in Whiteface

July 18, 2014

Whenever a major sporting event comes along, the progressive media always has a desired narrative. So it was with the recent World Cup, where it was widely...


Anthony Cumia and the Inverted Samurai of the American Ghetto

July 11, 2014

Anthony Cumia, known along with Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Jim Norton as part of The Opie & Anthony Show, was fired last week after having been...


Stalin’s American Fanboys: FDR and the Warner Brothers Go to Moscow

July 7, 2014

We’ve written before about Mission to Moscow, the pro-Stalin film made by Warner Brothers at FDR’s personal request. Here is a review of it. Try to...

  • Redneck Authenticity and Its Ironic Enemies

    June 21, 2014 • Folkways

    Progressives hate country folk. This is isn’t news, of course—they remind us of it with every Phil Robertson or Cliven Bundy they can find—but it is worth examining. I’ve got an article here discussing the deredneckization measures put in place by the present US political superstructure—we’ll call it the Fourth Union—and the laughably unrevolutionary quality [&hellip...

  • Chicago: Two Portraits

    May 18, 2014 • Chronicle, Folkways

    English war journalist G.W. Steevens visited the United States in the 1890s and had much to say of it. In this selection from his Land of the Dollar, he describes Chicago, the Midwestern melting-pot, in what can only be called vivid terms: CHICAGO! Chicago, queen and guttersnipe of cities, cynosure and cesspool of the world [&hellip...

  • 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...