Archive for the ‘Society’ Category
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.
Chicago, New York and other major American cities are considering proposals to prohibit e-cigarettes in public places. The move is another step by authorities to use public health as an excuse to treat us as less than autonomous individuals. About 4 million Americans use battery-powered cigarettes, according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. The growing […]
Today’s nudging elite poses a threat to our everyday freedoms. Read my spiked essay in full here.
The pro-Trayvon campaign shows how illiberal “anti-racism” has become. Read my spiked article in full here.
Politicians publicly renouncing their former beliefs, the youth raging against the elderly… the SSM campaign has eerie echoes of history. Read my spiked article in full here.
As people in Oklahoma heroically dealt with their tornado disaster, observers were busy pinning the blame for it on greedy mankind. Read my spiked article in full here.