Social Corrosion

Social Corrosion

While looking for the exact wording of a Stalin quote, I found this nugget on a Wikipedia page: [E]specially in Stalin’s Soviet Union, Mao’s China and Pol Pot’s Cambodia, a fanatical certainty that socialism could be made to work motivated communist...
Defund The Schools

Defund The Schools

Robby Soave, a senior editor at the libertarian Reason.com, offered us a ‘lemonade’ opportunity yesterday, by suggesting we “defund” public schools if the teachers’ unions decide to seize their moment and ensure even less work for their...
The End of Excellence

The End of Excellence

One fine fellow over at the New York Times has posited that symphony orchestras need to be more diverse, apparently because the adoption of “blind” auditions, intended to eliminate racial and gender bias, haven’t produced an outcome they deem...
Corrupting the Moment

Corrupting the Moment

The BLM movement, which has emerged as the “voice” of the George Floyd protests, has chosen to embrace the mantra “Defund The Police” as its remedy to the problems and factors that have resulted in unjustified killings of civilians by law...
Collapsing Context

Collapsing Context

Fond as I am of coining fun or memorable phrases, and amused as I am by the social justice Left’s language gymnastics, I’ve developed a tendency to note the really good ones, of both the pithy and roll-your-eyes sort. Among my favorites of the pithy sort...