Archive for Culture Wars

Potpourri

==> Bari Weiss has annoyed me in the past, but her resignation letter from NYT is worth skimming. (In particular, her claims about co-worker treatment that management tolerated.) ==> Great review by Coleman Hughes of the book How to Be an Antiracist. It means a lot more than “speak up when your co-worker tells a […]

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Adrian Lee Oliver on Benjamin Boyce

This is a shocking interview, but Oliver’s stories give extra credibility to his views on identity politics.

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BMS ep 129: Identity Politics Is Hurting Young People–of All Colors

Audio here.

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Soho Forum Debate on Abortion

This was the best presentation I’ve seen Walter Block give for his “evictionism” stance. I only watched the two opening statements. Is Block saying that if the fetus is non-viable then removal should be illegal? It wasn’t obvious to me what his view was on that (currently extremely important) point.

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I’m Genuinely Asking

Regarding the Starbucks controversy, I read this article and was struck by this passage: The arrest of two black men sitting quietly in a Philadelphia Starbucks has set off a national discussion about whether there are any places or activities where race doesn’t color the experience. Even something as innocuous and common as waiting at […]

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Vox Authors Are Too Smug For Me, Even When They Are Trying to Be Helpful

I realize this might be a case of me not taking “yes” for an answer, but you don’t come to Free Advice to read what everybody else is saying. You want the unique reaction that only I can provide… So at Vox, Henry Farrell and Steven Teles give a gentle but firm critique of Nancy […]

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McEnroe Gets Served

For the upcoming issue of the Lara-Murphy Report, here is one of my blurbs about current events: SIDEBAR: McEnroe Gets Served Tennis Legend Gets Sucked Into PC Crosshairs. You may have heard about the public rift between tennis stars John McEnroe and Serena Williams. The innocent bystander may even have seen a headline and come […]

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