Culture

  • Seattle's Summer of Hate
    August 2020

    Seattle's Summer of Hate

    The Summer of Love signified an experiment in unfettered freedom of expression and peaceful self-rule which seemed to promise great things then. It bears little resemblance to the scenes on Seattle’s Capitol Hill as I have recently experienced them.
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  • Books in Brief
    August 2020

    Books in Brief

    The Shortest Way With Defoe—Robinson Crusoe, Deism, and the Novel, by Michael B. Prince (University of Virginia Press; 350 pp., $69.50). Simon the Fiddler, by Paulette Jiles (William Morrow; 352 pp., $27.99).
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  • Remembering George Grant
    August 2020

    Remembering George Grant

    Grant valued the particularity of the Canadian nation, her culture, history, traditions, and way of life. He predicted that technological capitalism and American imperialism would destroy this particularity. His admirers consider him prophetic.
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  • Antifa: Nazis Without a Plan
    August 2020

    Antifa: Nazis Without a Plan

    The antifascist left resembles the Nazis in a striking way, particularly when these earlier advocates of violence were on their way to power. Political movements often imitate those that they purport to stand in opposition to.
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  • Hobbes, the First Individualist
    August 2020

    Hobbes, the First Individualist

    Too many conservatives get Thomas Hobbes wrong. He was conclusively an individualist. Rather than pointing toward Hobbes as the progenitor of today’s authoritarian cultural revolutionists, conservatives might find more deserving culprits.
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  • A Decadent Diagnosis
    August 2020

    A Decadent Diagnosis

    In his most recent book, Ross Douthat analyzes our decadent society from several perspectives—cultural, political, and philosophical. He insists that decadence has interconnected economic, demographic, intellectual, and cultural factors.
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