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Friends, if you’re looking for conservative cultural criticism, I’m your huckleberry, especially this week. To begin with the burning problem of burning down cities, here’s my op-ed today at Law & Liberty, hot off the presses, about how Senator Tom Cotton turned the weapons of liberalism against the liberals in his New York Times op-ed. I explain the terrible things liberalism has done to black Americans and why the lie of systemic racism is necessary to the seemingly moderate elite liberals as it is to the obviously mad Progressive activists.
As a companion piece, here’s my debut in the American edition of the Spectator yesterday: I remind America of black conservatism–focusing on family, community, work, and justice through legal action — not just because liberals have silenced the inconvenient voices of American treasures like Denzel Washington, but because young conservatives need him as much as young black men do.
The previous day, I took to the pages of American Mind to remind you of the sci-fi neo-noir cult hit of 1998, Dark City, which we are now re-enacting: Alien elites using technology and the magic of TV to socially reconstruct reality and destroy our souls, for example, by cancel culture. This turns out to have a lot to do with modern political philosophy.
The day before that, my new Tom Wolfe essay was published in Modern Age, on the 50th an. of Radical Chic. Wolfe is the man we need to educate new elites, conservative elites, and counter-elites to deal with liberalism and become the majority coalition in America. So here’s my mini-Wolfe digest thrown in:
- Since we badly need American Stoicism, here’s my essay for Law & Liberty on Wolfe’s novels and his Stoic protagonists.
- And since recently SpaceX has put men into space again, here’s my essay on Wolfe’s teaching concerning manliness, prudence, and technology in The Right Stuff, at Catholic World Report.
- Finally, Wolfe the essayist, a never-tiring enemy of the soft and irresponsible elites liberalism has produced–this time at University Bookman at the Kirk Center.
There’s more to come in the following days, friends. Meanwhile, here’s last week’s Ricochet digest–Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, and some other things…!Published in