politics
Walter Russel Mead on Trump’s Nihilistic Populism

Walter Russel Mead, well respected academic and editor-at-large for The American Interest, is a sober social c...

politics
The Trump Appeal

Working people warm to Donald Trump. He appeals to a good segment of real Americans. The circle jerk of po...

fstheamericanculture
Throwback Thursday — “Children of Chaucer, Subjects of Shakespeare, Heirs of Milton”

Nowadays there is a growing consensus that the great American Melting Pot has had a hole burned in it through ...

fstheamericanculture
Woody Allen’s Latest Flick: “Irrational Man”

Woody Allen has a genius for comedy but sometimes makes serious films with few if any laughs.  "Irrationa...

fstheamericanculture
Rachel Dolezal: A Racially Abused Girl—Really

By Ilana Mercer Not so fast, Rachel Dolezal, The country is not finished with you yet. It merely got distract...

education-2-theamericanculture
Throwback Thursday — “In the Hope of Escaping the Miracle”

Despite decades of instruction (some would say "indoctrination") in America's government-run schools, a sizabl...

fstheamericanculture
Planned Parenthood vs. Reality

Now that we know Planned Parenthood has a bustling trade in fetal body parts, you wonder how much longer the p...

fstheamericanculture
Throwback Thursday – “A Seasonable Plea for the Liberty of Conscience”

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the mid-18th century it wasn't just fashionable to ple...

fstheamericanculture
BBC Filming Adaptation of Christie Classic to Air in U.S. Next Year

[from agathachristie.com] Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is the best selling crime novel of all t...

fstheamericanculture
“Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” by Jennifer Haley

The Molotov Theatre group is devoted to plays in the Grand Guignol style, which basically means melodramatic...

fstheamericanculture
The Onion, Pro-Life?

What is this world coming to when The Onion can mock the abortion industry without any seeming embarrassment o...

fstheamericanculture
Larry Flynt’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton: No Laughing Matter

“I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.” So declared Larry Flynt, founder of the Hustler magazine...

fstheamericanculture
Throwback Thursday — “Where Mohammed Was Born No Christian Dares to Enter”

Thanks to fanatical groups like ISIS (or ISIL), much of the Middle East has become a free-fire zone, the Mosqu...

fstheamericanculture
Lancelot du lac (Lancelot of the Lake) by Robert Bresson

I have previously written of the unique film-making style of Robert Bresson (who died in 1999), whom I consi...

fstheamericanculture
Throwback Thursday – Henry Ford, Failed Prophet

In the early part of the 20th century, technocracy and technocratic thinking, while relatively new to the Amer...

manners-and-morals
Credit Pop Culture for Gay Marriage

The title of a piece in the LA Times after the gay marriage ruling: "Years before court ruling, pop culture sh...

culture101
The Gay Marriage Decision

By a narrow margin, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has declared same-sex marriage to be legal in all 50 states, ir...

politics-and-policy
A Libertarian Argument for Getting Government Out of “Defining” Marriage Worth Considering

I've never been convinced by the libertarian argument to get government out of the marriage business, and I'm ...

culture-and-economics
Corporate and Liberal Hypocrisy on Display in Response to Charleston Shooting

Yes, I know we're surprised. David French, one of the most articulate culture warriors on the right, points ou...

books
Throwback Thursday: Was Charles Dickens a Socialist?

Not on your life, asseverated G. K. Chesterton, as noted in a Literary Digest article ("Dickens Not a Socialis...

manners-and-morals
The Left’s False Flag Operation

As has been all over the news, political activists are using a hideous crime to force removal of the Confed...

uncategorized
Gay Marriage as Trojan Horse

Jonathan Last at The Weekly Standard has the best explanation I've seen yet of  what really is at stake in th...

uncategorized
Progressive Burgers? I Don’t Think So

It seems that McDonald's Wants to Rebrand as a ‘Progressive Burger Company.’ From the inestimable George W...

religion-2
Throwback Thursday: A New Edition of NAZI OAKS

Mark Musser has just updated his classic work on the origins of modern "environmentalism" in the Nazi regime...

uncategorized
Celebrate 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta: Monday, June 15 Reenactment at Wheaton, Illinois

On June 15, 1215, at Runnymede, in England, King John signed Magna Carta.  The rest, as they say, is history....

humor-2
Modern Progressivism is a Killjoy

On June 12, 1987 Ronald Reagan, in a speech in West Berlin, told Mikhail Gorbachev, the General Secretary of t...

culture101
Throwback Thursday – Does Size Alone Really Matter?

Those of you reading this who are not native-born Americans and who are therefore able to view us from a forei...

sports
Tiger Woods: The Making of a Man

This past Saturday there were two historic events in sport. One captured the thrill of victory, the other th...

culture101
American Pharoah, the Triple Crown, and the Real Appeal of Horse Racing

What a terrific race, and what an impressive victory by American Pharoah in Saturday's Belmont Stakes! As Mi...

sports
Is Today the Day for a Triple Crown?

Back before baseball, basketball and football became national pastimes there was boxing and horse racing, th...

literature-2
Throwback Thursday — Writing in Books

Do you write comments in the margins or the covers of your books? If you do, according to an anonymous editor ...

movies
A Rock Critic Passes His Prime

I recall as a young child sitting with my four older sisters and big brother in front of the old Zenith televi...

uncategorized
“The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism”—A Five-Part Symposium

Jewish conservatism might appear to be an oxymoron, but in the age of Barack Obama it is becoming less so. A s...

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