Culture

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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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    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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    Civil society’s vital role in addressing COVID-19

    Ryan Streeter and David Wilde explain at Real Clear Policy why response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires a strong civil society. The spirit of American volunteerism has been on display from the very beginning of the coronavirus crisis: Medical workers have flocked to virus hotspots to help; scientists…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state elections board losing its request to loosen rules for the 2020 elections. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on COVID-19’s impact on music festivals and professional musicians.
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020
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    COVID-19 could produce social benefits

    Amid the bad news associated with the coronavirus pandemic, Yuval Levin explains in a Commentary cover story how society might benefit from disruption of our daily lives. When we defeat this virus … it is unlikely that the problems we confronted before the pandemic will have magically evaporated.
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2020
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    Churches’ role in reopening America

    Ira Stoll argues in the New York Sun that churches could play a major role in helping America recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not the politicians who have the power to re-open America, or at least the parts that are now closed. It’s individuals, families, businesses, and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights art’s importance

    Michael Pearce writes for the Martin Center about why art matters. What do conservatives want to conserve? Clearly, conservatives everywhere desire the preservation and maintenance of the good things belonging to their various cultures that have been passed down from previous generations to their present time. That desire also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020