Rights And Their Burdens

Rights And Their Burdens

A pastor I know of has had to abandon an important sermon, “everything is accepted, while nothing is forgiven”. It wasn’t because the Deacons found the subject matter too challenging or inappropriate. This does happen, by the way. My dad, who grew up...
The Pitfalls of Language Arrogance

The Pitfalls of Language Arrogance

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a follow-up to We Expect Less Of You, wherein I opine on a university’s decision to de-emphasize good grammar and spelling. My father had an employee, decades back, who worked crazy hours at his restaurant. The man, whose...
Racists and Murderers

Racists and Murderers

“The school can ask you to leave for any reason,” said one mother at Brentwood, another Los Angeles prep school. “Then you’ll be blacklisted from all the private schools and you’ll be known as a racist, which is worse than being called a...
The Oppressor Class

The Oppressor Class

The en-vogue social theory of modern times, when stripped of its various veneers, boils down to a simple concept: that there are oppressors and oppressed. Not individuals, mind you, but groups, aka classes, aka categories, aka “identities,” and our only...