Alpha By Proxy

Playwright, auteur, and late-in-life conservative convert David Mamet referred to socialism as the abdication of responsibility. The resurgence of socialism in the American political landscape, itself born of the “childing” of age-of-majority youth via...

The Tyranny of the List

One of my best friends keeps lists. Not lists of to-do things, like one might imagine (although it’s safe to assume he has those as well), but inventory lists, including one that tallies every movie he’s ever seen. I do such lists, and they include musical...

Rights and Wrongs

Consider the island nation of Cuba, a nation under communist rule for sixty years, and its progressive defenders/apologists. Cuba, we are told, is a wonderful place. It has a near-100% literacy rate, and it has allegedly superb medical care for its citizens. In fact,...