Harold Bloom, A Man in Full

“We read to find ourselves,” Harold Bloom once wrote, “more fully and more strange than otherwise we could hope to find.” Bloom, who died Monday, was a man of letters—a literary critic, lover of literature, and a long-time professor at Yale University. He was born in 1930 in New York City, and grew up in

By | 2019-10-19T17:25:30-07:00 October 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Suicide in the West

It is almost a moral imperative to read any book Salem-ed by the types that shamble across the pages and pixels of The Guardian. You just have to. French novelist Michel Houellebecq, l'enfant terrible, returns with a treatise which The Guardian describes as the last cry of the pitiful white male.   He has form. Houellebecq’s

By | 2019-10-19T13:26:46-07:00 October 17th, 2019|Tags: |

American Soulless Cowards for China

When Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey tweeted, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” Communist China called a foul. Down came the tweet and Chinese state television axed two NBA exhibition games. NBA boss Adam Silver promptly announced, “We have great respect for the history and culture of China and hope sports and the

By | 2019-10-14T20:08:47-07:00 October 14th, 2019|Tags: |

FIFA Punishes Fans Booing China but Not Booing USA

The NBA isn’t the only sports league kowtowing to China. In soccer, Hong Kong fans’ protest against the authoritarian nature of China’s regime gets punished while in the United States the woke Left’s protests against our country are overlooked. This month the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) levied a fine in Hong Kong after

By | 2019-10-12T14:27:03-07:00 October 12th, 2019|Tags: |

‘Joker’: A Cinematic Marvel, and a Statement About Society

By now, you have most likely heard one of two things regarding the new film “Joker,” and while one of those things could not be further from the truth, the other could not be more accurate if it tried. The first, of course, is the widely-spread conspiracy theory by the mainstream media that “Joker” somehow

By | 2019-10-13T08:09:40-07:00 October 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Cold War Kicks

As talk of “cold civil war” heats up, I decided to turn on, tune in, and drop out with two flicks set in the days of the old Iron Curtain. Even through the lens of pop culture that favors them, it can be seen that liberals and liberalism always have been fundamentally incapable not only

By | 2019-10-11T20:04:08-07:00 October 11th, 2019|Tags: |

‘Modified’ Should Be Vilified

Every so often, we scientists encounter something that is so misguided, so wrong-headed, so perfectly idiotic it takes our breath away. It offends us. Such an example is a docudrama film called “Modified.” Disguised as a tender, sentimental story of a Canadian woman learning over many years from her mother the value of home-grown, homemade

By | 2019-10-09T18:24:00-07:00 October 9th, 2019|Tags: |

Reclaiming Common Sense

In a healthy society, defending common sense wouldn't be necessary. But in 2019 America, it is. Robert Curry offers just such a defense in his book Reclaiming Common Sense. Despite its brevity (107 pages), it covers the issues clearly and effectively. Curry's previous book, Common Sense Nation, showed how the American founders used common sense

By | 2019-10-04T19:54:07-07:00 October 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Canceling the Joker

Leftists and feminists fear the Joker. They claim the new Warner Bros. movie, Joker, will inspire mass shootings and “incel” violence. The Batman villain, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is seen as the ultimate angry white man. Critics shriek that no such character deserves fair representation—it’s just too dangerous for alienated white men to see a

By | 2019-10-03T20:13:39-07:00 October 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

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