Notes on Nike

An honest question: why was Zoolander III: Kendall Jenner and Pepsi Notice Some Serious Issues laughed into shameful corners of the internet immediately while...

Nationalism Against Imperialism

“For centuries, the politics of Western nations have been characterized by a struggle between two antithetical vision of world order: an order of free...

Messing About in Boats

In the nautical classic The Wind in the Willows, Ratty tells his new acquaintance Mole, “‘Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING—absolutely nothing—half...

Can You (or anyone) Put Wendell Berry’s Lightning in the Bottle of U.S. Higher...

Below is the text of a review for Orthodox Presbyterians -- of all people -- of Jack Baker and Jeff Bilbro's new book on...

America’s Regional Fences

Robert Frost begins one of his best known poems by stating, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.” The New England poet is...

Love in the Place of Almost Death

At the height of the political tension in King Lear, the corrupt usurpers of Lear’s throne are at the helm of Britain’s defense against...

A Primer on Digital Thinking Part 2: Eliminating the Human Element

In Part 1, I outlined the basic difference between counting and measuring and gave some examples of how data is not always objectively derived....

The Facebookification of Local Politics: Extending the Wall of the Bathroom Stall

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica used an app called thisisyourdigitallife to surreptitiously obtain data from 50 million Facebook accounts. They then used all of this information...

Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and the Problem of Bigness

In The Everlasting Man, a masterpiece of Christian apologetics, G. K. Chesterton opens Chapter 1 with something of a mocking hat tip to the...

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Paradise at Ground Zero

What I’m not expecting to hear is anyone asking how it was that about 25,000 people in the towers aided each other in an orderly evacuation, without which the casualty count would have been much higher than 2,603.

Reflections on 9/11

Is being an American worth it?

What our Hands Have Wrought

RINGOES, NJ. In the fall of 2008, Americans were confronted with frightening news. The financial world was, the experts warned, teetering on the brink...