In 1977 the United States Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision in favour of the National Socialist Party of America (NSPA). The Village of Skokie sued the NSPA to prevent the neo-Nazi organization from holding a rally.
America's own history always moved in favor of including everyone under its umbrella, starting with the emancipation of the black slaves, and continuing with the achievement of women's suffrage, and eventually, universal suffrage. Totalitarian movements, in contrast, once it becomes possible, will always move in the opposite direction.
Most of the young people currently demolishing America’s statues were born too late to have picked up the habit from watching the attacks on statues of Lenin in the early 1990s, or of Saddam Hussein in the early 2000s.
We have to talk about 2+2. Unfortunately. Most unfortunately. This is because what looks like a simple and profoundly stupid Twitter fight must be understood in the full context in which it is playing out.
There’s a difference between “anti-racism” and actually overcoming racism. Overcoming racism requires liberalism, and “anti-racism,” as it is currently being taught, can only increase it. This is most obvious when…
I want to explain Critical Race Theory to you. I just want to help you understand it, so I sat down with my microphone and no real plan except to talk through the claims, history, and thought of Critical Race Theory, highlighting where it came from and why it's a terrible way to think about race and racism, in its own ideas.
We are currently living in the beginning of a new dark age. Those of us who believe in the liberal values of liberty, free speech, reason, good faith debate, and academic freedom are engaged in an existential battle with the forces of darkness.