Culture and Society (page 4)

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    A monumental damage and destruction count

    Jonah Gottschalk compiles at the Federalist a list of public monuments destroyed or removed in recent weeks. Thirty-three statues of Columbus. Nine of the Founding Fathers. Eight of Saint Junipero Serra. With the frequency of the ongoing iconoclasm, it can be hard to gain a scale of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2020
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    The NFL’s questionable future

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online characterizes the National Football League’s current status as “on the brink.” [T]he NFL is in deep trouble like never before. In 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem. He claimed he was protesting the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2020
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    Commentary editors counter ‘Great Unraveling’

    Editors at Commentary magazine take aim at disturbing developments in today’s American society. Across the United States, a great unraveling is in progress. A rolling crime wave, under the guise of social activism, has left city after American city shattered and smoldering. … … There is one way…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2020
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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