Two simultaneous op-eds highlight the amazing difference between left and right culture. Plus the entire audience for last night’s Oscar show, Michael Knowles, will tell everyone else what he saw.

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  1. Coolidge

    Great points. The modern democrat party is protesting the things that the old democrats did… Not just in Hollywood but also in broader events – tearing down statues that democrats built of southern democrat war heroes. Jim Crow, Marriage licenses. Even immigration law – the last meaningful immigration act was the 1965 act by Ted Kennedy. And when you see the KKK clash with the ANTIFA, its the old democrat party vs the new.

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    • March 5, 2018 at 7:01 pm
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  2. Member

    There is not a culture. There are a thousand shards of the broken mirror that was our culture. It’s no longer one thing. The work of the Tofflers applies here, as they wrote up the coming changes in PowerShift more than 26 years ago.

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    • March 6, 2018 at 1:59 am
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  3. Member

    Actually, Get Out did quite well at the box office: as did Dunkirk and Logan. When Hollywood does put out quality, people do notice. Whereas Call Me Your Name was probably the lowest grossing film. Kimmel was right about that. It probably was made to tick off Christians, because it sure wasn’t made to make money. But no one in the church cares.

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    • March 6, 2018 at 2:51 am
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  4. Listener

    I read Brooks’ editorial, my interest piqued by your comments. Haven’t looked at a NY Times editorial for a long time. Not a fan of Brooks, but don’t hate him. Contrary to what you suggest, in the editorial he is warning progressives off their current aggressive course (last two paragraphs), that they should be careful what they wish for. Isn’t this a Klavanesque point, but tailored to affect his “cultured” audience?

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    • March 6, 2018 at 6:43 am
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  5. Coolidge

    It’s not just elites who are offended by the behavior of President Trump and some of his supporters. It’s also a lot of voters. Many voters do not follow issues closely, but they are repelled by President Trump’s repeated crude behavior. This is a big reason for why Republicans have done poorly in elections since the presidential election. Yes, most Republicans/conservatives are not like this, but the top man reflects on all the others.

    I fondly remember Ronald Reagan, who could express himself without being obnoxious.

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    • March 10, 2018 at 5:20 am
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