Archive for the ‘Society’ Category
After the Bill Maher debacle, Berkeley needs a new Free Speech Movement. Read my spiked article in full here.
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 […]
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.
The campaign against the Redskins’ name is an insult to fans. Read my spiked article in full here.
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 […]
Same old racism? Actually the riots show how much has changed in the US. Read my spiked article in full here.
The LA Clippers owner has been hounded out of the NBA for a speech crime. Read my spiked article in full here.
The ousting of Brendan Eich from Mozilla because of his views on gay marriage sets a dangerous precedent. Read my spiked article in full here.
Gay-rights groups are becoming the enforcers of social conformism. Read my spiked article in full here.
In the Washington Post, Radley Balko reports on the unsettling story of Justin Carter, an 18-year old in Texas, who a year ago was arrested, put in jail and charged with a felony based on comments he posted on Facebook. In February 2013, about two months after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, Clark posted […]