Archive for the ‘Society’ Category
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 […]
Jerry Seinfeld has an online series called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. It’s pretty funny. But some people aren’t laughing, because they’re unhappy that Seinfeld has featured white male comedians (even though they are not all white males – he’s had Chris Rock and Tina Fey, for example, on the show). In a recent interview, […]
This post has now been re-published in spiked – go here. In the name of supporting Dylan Farrow, commentators have unleashed a wave of prejudice and intolerance against Woody Allen. There is so much that is very illiberal and disturbing about the urge to condemn and publicly denounce Allen: It’s not based on fact As […]
The new pro-dope consensus is more authoritarian than liberal. Read my spiked article in full here.
A reality-TV controversy in the US shows that social intolerance can be just as bad as government censorship. Read my spiked article in full here.