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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: This doesn’t seem good. Meanwhile, this strikes me as an excellent development. Awkward. More and more Chinese-Americans are turning Right. What’s it like to have a “neovagina”? Utopia! Is capitalism racist? California thinks so. When and why did … Continue reading

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Hidden History of the Puritans

Fenster writes: Rogers Smith, in his paper “Beyond Tocqueville”, argues that America has a hidden history of illiberalism that has been papered over by the generally victorious pro-Enlightenment side. Analysts of American politics since Tocqueville have seen the nation as … Continue reading

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Right, Left, Center

Fenster writes: The political terms “right”, “left”, and “center” mean different things depending on the context.  In a world where liberal–indeed neoliberal–values dominate these political categories have meant one thing, generally familiar to us.  In what has been termed a … Continue reading

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What Happens When Women Run Colleges?

Fenster writes: “What happens when women run colleges?”  Could be just a provocative question.  Could be the opening line leading to a challenging set of discussions.  Could be a joke awaiting a punch line. It is in fact the title … Continue reading

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Elsewheres

Fenster writes: As I have mentioned previously I post elsewhere when I feel my mostly political rants, even if they are roughly in line with the reprobate views posted at UR, might overwhelm the inputs at this mostly cultural site.  … Continue reading

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Whiteshift — and Randolph Bourne

Fenster writes: Eric Kaufmann’s book Whiteshift has gotten a lot of attention, and generally positive reviews. This is the century of whiteshift. As Western societies are becoming increasingly mixed-race, demographic change is transforming politics. Over half of American babies are non-white, … Continue reading

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Why Does College Cost So Much?

Fenster writes: Thomas Sowell tweets: Those who want the government to provide subsidies to help meet the high cost of college seem not to consider whether government subsidies might have contributed to the high cost of college in the first … Continue reading

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