Cultural Caviar

The Good Doctor

Not many people, I imagine, still read Dr. Johnson for pleasure or instruction,...

Samuel Johnson by Joshua Reynolds
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Hate Cries

Skeered o’ the Racisms

Skeered o’ the Racisms

There’s a short story I read in my youth, but for the life of me I can’t recall...

Deep Thoughts

Should it Be a Crime to Hurt Allah’s Feelings?

Should it Be a Crime to Hurt Allah’s Feelings?

Is there any evidence in the past 50 years of anyone, anywhere being charged with a...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Flabbiest, Scabbiest, and Crabbiest Headlines MAYWEATHER & MCGREGOR...

Zeitgeist

Everyday Snowflakes

Everyday Snowflakes

A young man of my acquaintance recently ended his intimate relationship with a girl...

International Affairs

Patience and Time

Patience and Time

In War and Peace Tolstoy has Russian generals urging the commander in chief Marshal...

Joe Bob's America

‘New York Times’ Reveals: Men Like Sex!

‘New York Times’ Reveals: Men Like Sex!

NEW YORK—In 1943 the great Tex Avery created an animated cartoon character called,...

The Untold Story

They Call Americans Monsters

They Call Americans Monsters

This week gossip blogs like CNN focused on a black stripper who was being harassed by...

Issue of the Century

The Case for Continentalism

The Case for Continentalism

Remarkably, European solidarity, once the progressive cause par excellence, is...

Media

CNN Channels Its Inner JDL Thug

CNN Channels Its Inner JDL Thug

“I was not angry since I came to France/Until this instant.” So cries Henry V in...

Issue of the Century

Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right?

Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right?

At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support...

Pronouns

Stealing Gender From a Baby

Stealing Gender From a Baby

A Canadian child born last November is thought to be the first person in the world...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Nationalistic, Chauvinistic, and Voyeuristic Headlines TRUMP...