Western intellectuals may have balked at giving up the perks of capitalism — summers on Martha’s Vineyard don’t pay for themselves — but they set about enthusiastically implementing the other parts of the Marxist project in every institution from the national government down to the family.
For decades our leaders sold us on the benefits of an always-growing population, now we are finally seeing the costs: rising house prices, urban sprawl, and environmental damage.
Culture wars aren’t a political sideshow, they are the essence of politics, which is defining the community and establishing a shared identity. To whom does a society raise statues, and whose statues do we tear down?
The government’s proposed legislation will make the pool of potential Supreme Court justices more Laurentian and more elite.
It seems we are doomed to emulate the Romans after all, not at their height but in the centuries after the barbarians sacked their cities. Except, in our case, we’ve done the work of the barbarians ourselves.
Strict data privacy laws and prohibitions against sharing data across platforms would undermine an industry to which we are all just digital cows, our likes and dislikes, our appetites and perversions, milked by server farms for profit.
Cultural cohesion was already unravelling by 1968, when the first boomers cast their first presidential ballots
We are yoked to a stagnant American civilization and infected by its pathologies