Derbtown

Reason is Racism, Ignorance Is Strength

Reason is Racism, Ignorance Is Strength

After all these years of bloviating, I still can’t tell in advance what will get...

Lit Crit

Reconstructing Race

Reconstructing Race

Denunciatory reviews of Nicholas Wade’s book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race,...

Trending

Soulless in Santa Barbara

Soulless in Santa Barbara

If America is an insane asylum, as Ezra Pound once quipped, it looks like the inmates...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Rotten, Forgotten, and Misbegotten Headlines HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE...

Vile Bodies

The Sporting Lie

The Sporting Lie

In my youth, hard though it is for me to recall it now, I was quite good at...

High Life

Walking Her Down

Walking Her Down

So the wedding of my little girl to Andy Bancroft Cooke went off without a hitch, a...

How-To

Ten Lessons for the Sons of Single Moms

Ten Lessons for the Sons of Single Moms

It’s cool to scoff at the nuclear family, but the children of single mothers are...

Lit Crit

Wading in the Zeitgeist

Wading in the Zeitgeist

Like apparently everybody who can read, still a probable majority in the U.S., I have...

Derbtown

Confessions of a Middlebrow

Confessions of a Middlebrow

So I was in the downstairs study, idly surfing the Web while the Mrs. watched TV in the...

Catholicism

Pick Your Demons

Pick Your Demons

In 1997, my second book came out. It was a collection of columns I’d written for a...

Women

Misogyny Among the Fairer Sex

Misogyny Among the Fairer Sex

British think tank Demos recently released a study titled MISOGYNY ON TWITTER. A...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Disturbing, Perturbing, and Unnerving Headlines BLACKS V. BOARD OF...

Looking Back

Boko Haram and the Indelible West

Boko Haram and the Indelible West

When I arrived in the city of Maiduguri nearly thirty years ago, everyone was away at...

Deep Thoughts

The Myth of Prejudice

The Myth of Prejudice

I don’t believe in racism, sexism, or homophobia. There, I said it. While all three...

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