Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category
Why did the most powerful military nation on Earth freak out over a 19-year-old idiot in a backward baseball cap? Read my spiked article in full here.
Christopher Lasch was a fearless iconoclast who defied left and right labels. Love him or loathe him, you need to grapple with his ideas if you want to understand today’s big political and moral debates. Read my review of Eric Miller’s Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch, published in the spiked [...]
Radicals who protest against the censorship of anti-Israel academics cheer with hypocritical glee when Israeli academics are banned. Read my spiked article in full here.
For the past year or so, Walter Russell Mead has written extensively on The American Interest website about the steady disintegration of the post-New Deal social order, which he calls the “blue social model”. Mead, a professor at Bard College and a prolific blogger, argues that we cling to old notions, even as our economy and society have [...]
President Obama’s inaugural speech confirmed that he plans to keep waging an elite Culture War against “backward” values. Read my spiked article in full here.
Both liberals and the right responded to the dreadful Sandy Hook massacre by denigrating liberty. Read my spiked article in full here.
As we enter a New Year, I’ve been reflecting about the past year or so in politics, and wondering where things might head in 2013. I thought I would share some points that came to mind about our situation today. “Events” Politics seem more event-driven. By this, I mean that a particular incident or news item can drive [...]
The US “fiscal cliff” talks were depicted as a tense dash to save America, but in truth all the big questions were left out. Read my spiked article in full here.
Congress and the President went past its own deadline of midnight on December 31st, but a day later reached a deal on the so-called “fiscal cliff”. With its vote late on Tuesday night, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in approving legislation that will avoid tax increases for most Americans and scheduled cuts in [...]
As many predicted, the “fiscal cliff” negotiations are going down to the wire. Congress and the President have until the end of 2012 to agree a deal that would prevent tax rises and budget cuts. But this brinkmanship does not find Americans sitting on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the outcome. The sight [...]