The New Tokenism

The New Tokenism

Hollywood is making another attempt at making a film version of the science fiction classic Dune. We already have David Lynch’s 1984 version by David Lynch, which I didn’t care for, and a SyFy channel miniseries from 2000, which I enjoyed rather more. The...
The Cognitive Elite

The Cognitive Elite

A couple decades back, I briefly dated a British woman who, in a political conversation whose specific subject is lost to memory, voiced the phrase: Because we’re smarter than they are. That, as opposed to the particulars of our discussion, seared itself in my...
The Great Firewall

The Great Firewall

The Ascendancy of China in American Culture Few people would disagree that the last two years have changed American society more than any entire generation in our country’s history. In my opinion, that includes the decades of the Great Depression and World War...
We Don’t Need Another Hero

We Don’t Need Another Hero

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story on Jordan Peterson, the Canadian clinical psychologist, Youtube phenom, and lightning rod for the woke-Left. In it, Peterson suggests that the attractiveness of the various movements that draw young activists (left and...