Our Rat Culture

Or… The Rise of the Hall Monitors Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt did Joe Rogan’s podcast back in January, and a snippet from that airing was helpfully offered to me by Youtube this morning. The topic of that moment was the “when” of the...

Tolerating Cash

My Facebook feed recently offered me one of those “red meat” posts intended to stoke outrage and mockery. In this instance, it was purportedly (and I stress purportedly – too many people have no qualms about making stuff up, and too many more have no...

Don’t You Dare Succeed

The effort to change the way New York City’s elite public high schools admit students provides us not only with a window into the progressive’s world view, but also with some insight as to the demands placed on our culture’s “oppressed”...

Take and Destroy

The scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail between King Arthur and the anarcho-syndicalist filth farmers ends with Arthur calling Dennis a “bloody peasant.” Dennis then declares: Oh, what a giveaway. Did you here that, did you here that, eh? A raft of...

Dismissing Discomfort

America’s history can be viewed as a long and continuing stream of cultural shifts. Her inception itself was a radical departure from the widely-established forms of governance the colonists knew and lived under, towards one that was more egalitarian,...