The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

#Socialism2014 Marxist Gender Theory: Sexual Minorities of the World Unite!

Sherry Wolf (@SherryTalksBack) has described herself as a “a lesbian Marxist who came of age in the neo-Cold War, AIDS-ravaged 1980s,” and has been praised by a fan as a “fire-breathing, Marxist dyke.” The real mystery is why she doesn’t have a Cabinet position in the Obama administration. We don’t have video or a transcript […]

Our Decadent Elite: Rich Liberals and the Progressive Politics of Daddy’s Money

“Turbulent, discontented men of quality, in proportion as they are puffed up with personal pride and arrogance, generally despise their own order. One of the first symptoms they discover of a selfish and mischievous ambition, is a profligate disregard of a dignity which they partake with others. To be attached to the subdivision, to love […]

The Stupid Goes All the Way to Eleven

@LynnParramore has a Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from New York University. Last week, Parramore made a complete fool of herself by writing a column about a grocery store playing the Rolling Stones 1966 song “Under My Thumb”: As I listened, I thought about how the song plays in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s killing […]

Our Moral Superiors™

You have to wonder sometimes how the intelligentsia have been able to maintain the myth of their superiority for so long, and how much longer they can keep it up in the face of overwhelming evidence contradicting this myth. For example, the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott campaign against Israel is led by New York University […]

‘Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But George Will’s Column Raped Me’

Peter Paul Rubens, Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus (1618) “Feminism is, among other things, a totalitarian attempt to tell us what to think by controlling what we are allowed to say.” — Robert Stacy McCain, May 4 Who is turning rape into a joke? Feminists, by their counterfactual insistence that American university campuses are […]

Toward Anarchy and Oblivion

“It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles, and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. . . . I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look […]

Obama: Dream and Reality

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) The aspirational presidency and its predictable failure: When they found him, he was a rare breed: a genuine African American (his father was Kenyan) who thought and talked like the academics on both sides of his family, a product of the faculty lounge who dabbled […]

Dinesh D’Souza Pleads Guilty

The conservative intellectual committed a particularly clumsy crime — an ill-disguised straw-donor scheme that violated federal campaign finance law — in an inexplicable attempt to aid a Republican candidate who never had a real chance to win. Whether or not Dinesh D’Souza was a target of selective prosecution, he was nonetheless guilty, and has now […]

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