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America’s National Origin Myth

George Orwell noted that totalitarian regimes are not concerned with uncovering (that is: elucidating) actual history; they are solely concerned […]

The Progressive Case For Cultural Appropriation

[Author’s Note: The (28) endnotes have been appended to the last of the fourteen sections into which the present piece […]

Welcome To A Facebook World: Part X

  Man’s most primal longing is to feel as though he “belongs”, as though he “matters” in some way, as […]

Carnival of Distractions 8

Escapism Gone Haywire   When I was young, I loved Nintendo.  I grew up playing Super Mario Bros 1 – […]

Carnival of Distractions 6

  The debasement of our public discourse has involved the on-going degeneration of our thinking.  This degeneration has lead to […]

Welcome To A Facebook World: Part IX

Big Brother Garbed In Wondrous Raiment:             It might have never occurred to George Orwell how much more dangerous “Big […]

Carnival of Distractions 5

In this fifth installment of the Carnival Of Distractions series, I elaborate on some of the points made earlier.  The […]

Carnival of Distractions 4

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the prominent story on the front page of the New York Times […]

Welcome To A Facebook World: Part VII

Social media is very, very powerful.  Indeed, it has helped people topple governments.  It now seems to be coming at […]

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