People from the Blacks Lives Matter movement march during the Pride parade in Toronto, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press.

You don't have to be a conservative to be anti-woke

Woke thinking compartmentalizes groups according to their identity rather than class oppression. Wokism breaks this connection by moving us into tribes disconnected from each other. This undermines classical liberal thinking and even the leftist emphasis on class solidarity.

Russian President Vladimir Putin during National Unity Day in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Evgeny Biyatov, Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo via AP.

Putin’s story is a history of resentment

The history of Russia is told brilliantly in a new book, The Story of Russia, by highly respected Oxford historian Orland Figes. This book is good old fashion history that respects facts and truth while telling an interesting story in contrast to postmodern social history.

In this July 11, 2012 file photo, Occupy Wall Street protestors walk past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Frank Franklin II/AP Photo.

Thomas Piketty is still wrong

A powerful rebuke to Piketty’s work is in a new study, The Myth of American Inequality: How the Government Biases Policy Debate, which makes a strong case that everything we know about income inequality and poverty in the U.S. is wrong.