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“Free Speech, Not Hate Speech”: Censoring Bill Maher at Berkeley

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Students at the University of California, Berkeley, are demanding that the administration “disinvite” comedian Bill Maher as the commencement ceremony speaker in December. An online petition from the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition (MEMSA) declares that Maher “has made statements that are blatantly bigoted and racist,” in particular about Islam. Examples of “hate […]

The tyranny of the new secular priesthood

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Joel Kotkin nails the anti-masses Clerisy that now dominates the US. Read my review of Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict, in the spiked review of books, here.

Recent articles of note

“Why the Ukraine crisis is the West’s fault: The liberal delusions that provoked Putin,” Foreign Affairs, by John Mearsheimer “America’s dangerous aversion to conflict,” Wall Street Journal, by Robert Kagan “It’s still not the end of history,” The Atlantic, by Timothy Stanley and Alexander Lee “Peter Thiel disagrees with you,” Fortune, by Roger Parloff “Why […]

Why we should all hail the Redskins

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The campaign against the Redskins’ name is an insult to fans. Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

“Liberals are killing art: How the left became obsessed with ideology over beauty,” The New Republic, by Jed Perl “Seeds of doubt: An activist’s controversial crusade against genetically modified crops,” The New Yorker, by Michael Specter [Profile of Vandana Shiva] “Revved up: How Al Sharpton became Obama’s go-to man on race,” Politico, by Glenn Thrush […]

Washington Post joins campaign to de-legitimize Redskins name

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This week the Washington Post editorial board decided that it will no longer use the word “Redskins” when referring to the Washington football team that has used the name for the past 80 years. The team name is a “slur” and offends many, the editors say. The new policy will apply to editorials only, not […]

Sorting fact from fiction in Ferguson

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Same old racism? Actually the riots show how much has changed in the US. Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

“When the left turned against free speech,” Reason, by Matt Welch “The new regressives,” PJ Media, by Victor Hansen Davis “The case for reparations,” The Atlantic, by Ta-Nehisi Coates “The good of government: American conservatives need a positive view of government,” First Things, by Roger Scruton “Inequality in America: fact or fiction?” Real Clear Markets, […]

Pikettymania: Thou shalt not doubt St Thomas

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Why does any criticism of Thomas Piketty really rattle liberal observers? Read my spiked article in full here.

Pricking the Piketty bubble

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a thoroughly uninspiring, data-heavy dirge. Read my review of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty, in the spiked review of books, here.

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