Identity Politics and Cultural Icons

The devolvement of identity politics into a zero-sum, grievance-hierarchy scrum is perhaps nowhere more obvious than in Hollywood and the entertainment industry overall. Political correctness has become a necessity in modern entertainment production, with diversity...

Losing Our Humanity

The shitstorm over Trump’s shit hole remark is remarkable because of its predictability. No, I don’t speak of the vulgarian-in-chief’s routinely intemperate ways. I refer to the reactions and counter-reactions, which have become as predictable as the...

The PC Virus

The latest entry in the Star Wars franchise has closed out its second week of release, and some media outlets are engaging in gleeful schadenfreude over the precipitous drop in box office receipts from Week 1 to Week 2. Two weeks in, the overall numbers are strong,...