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Recent articles of note

"Not running, but fleeing: With rare exceptions, America's young are turning their backs on politics," The Economist

"The green behind California's Greens," City Journal, by Steven Malanga

"How your hometown affects your chances of marriage," New York Times, by David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy

"The new Jews of Harvard's admissions," Wall Street Journal, by Jason Riley

"What did race mean to W.E.B. DuBois?" Dissent, Timothy Shenk [interview with Kwame Anthony Appiah about Appiah's new book Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity]

"Bin Ladin's bookshelf," Office of the Director of National Intelligence

"The culture of criticism: what do we owe the Enlightenment?" New Republic, by Jacob Soll [review of The Enlightenment: A History of an Idea, by Vincenzo Ferrone]

"The Culture Wars invade science fiction," Wall Street Journal, by Michael Rapoport

"My students need trigger warnings," New Republic, by Aaron R. Hanlon


Riots in Baltimore: A crisis of authority

National Guard Activated To Calm Tensions In Baltimore In Wake Of Riots After Death Of Freddie Gray

The instability points to a moral vacuum in America’s inner cities.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Rolling Stone and UVA: More than a failure of journalism

UVa Fraternity Rolling Stone

The real problem is the unhinged moral panic about rape on campus.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Selma 50 years on: Why King’s dream still matters


Today’s new racialists are judging people on the colour of their skin.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Why frat boys, even racist ones, should have free speech


Racist views can only be tackled through open debate, not censorship.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

"In UCLA debate over Jewish student, echoes on campus of old biases," New York Times, by Adam Nagourney

"The Culture Wars are dead, long live the Culture Wars!" US Intellectual History, by Andrew Hartman

"Hannah Arendt: Thinking versus evil," Times Higher Education, by Jon Nixon

"Our parties, part one: The Democrats: how progress became adrift," City Journal, by Harvey Mansfield

"Domestic tranquility: The family as incubator of well-being," Weekly Standard, by Eve Tushnet

"Establishment populism rising," New York Times, by Thomas Edsall

Netanyahu in Washington: how Bibi eclipsed Barack

Israeli PM Netanyahu Addresses Joint Meeting Of Congress

His speech stood in stark contrast to the relativism of the modern West.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Jon Stewart, king of snark, abdicates


How the once funny comedian became a viral snark-generator for lazy liberals.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

"Columbia student: I didn't rape her," Daily Beast, by Cathy Young

"Queering agriculture?: On campus, theory is as high as an elephant's eye," City Journal, by Heather Macdonald

"Islamism and the left," Dissent, by Michael Walzer

"Measles: Misinformation gone viral," Defining Ideas, by Richard A. Epstein

"Don't be like that: Does black culture need to be reformed?" The New Yorker, by Kelefa Sanneh

"The brute-force left," National Review, by Kevin Williamson

"Latin lives: Is the revival of a dead language breathing new life into the humanities?" The Nation, by Anthony Grafton

"Transcript of Bob Dylan's MusiCares Person of the Year speech," Los Angeles Times

Choudray and free speech after Charlie Hebdo

The murder of Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris is truly horrific. One good that has come out if it, however, has been the outpouring of support for free expression, and the right to satirize and offend. Vive Charlie Hebdo, vive free speech.

But as Brendan O’Neill has pointed out in the ...

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