Culture and Society

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    Fighting back in the ‘cultural civil war’

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist offers readers ideas for counting the current anti-American narrative. Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along with not a few Republicans and Independents) have all caved under pressure from the woke mob, more or…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    COVID-19’s impact on global drug use

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner highlights the coronavirus pandemic’s potential impact on drug use worldwide. Illicit drug use shot up 30% worldwide over the past decade and is expected to rise further this year as more people cope with the coronavirus pandemic by turning to substances, according…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    A plea to protect the Emancipation Memorial

    Jack Butler explains at National Review Online why one particular D.C. statue deserves to be spared by the mob. In a quiet, tree-lined area about a mile from the U.S. Capitol building, a statue has stood since 1876. Unveiled eleven years after Abraham Lincoln’s death, it depicts the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    More Confederate Statues Come Down

    On Saturday, June 20, Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of Confederate monuments from the grounds of the State Capitol “to protect public safety.” In a recent Carolina Journal piece on the subject, Rick Henderson writes: In a statement issued Saturday, June 20, Cooper said he was “concerned about the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 23, 2020
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    Hanson revisits past cultural revolutions

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online delves into the history of major cultural shake-ups. Unlike coups or political revolutions, cultural revolutions don’t just change governments or leaders. Instead, they try to redefine entire societies. Their leaders call them “holistic” and “systematic.” Cultural revolutionaries attack the very referents…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Protesters target police, reject free speech

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” looks more closely at organizers of anti-police protests in North Carolina. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of social distancing. The Daily Journal highlights the latest court case generating opposing opinions from the two candidate for N.C. Supreme Court chief justice.
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2020
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    Signs of a cultural revolution

    Ross Douthat of the American Enterprise Institute places today’s political controversies in a larger context. The force transforming Western liberalism has many hashtags, many slogans, many admiring and pejorative descriptions, but no single name that everyone can recognize as a singular description of the thing itself. #MeToo and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2020