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Hello Dark Web, My Old Friend

These vacuous homogenized lamestream glove-puppets, miscellaneous gatekeepers and other IYIs that comprise their now very shaky edifice are seriously pissed off for two inextricably linked reasons: (a) it’s the independent thinkers that now dominate YouTube, much to Google’s chagrin; and (b) the traditional wanna-be public intellectual IYIs of academia now openly display a bad case of…

Paula Wright: Sexy isn’t Sexist

“Sexy isn’t Sexist” is Paula Wright’s Twitter handle. Very chuffed to have the versatile and independent-minded Paula allow us to use one of her compelling photographs as the next C+T cover. As a classical liberal in the tradition of grandees such as Christina Hoff Sommers and Susan Haack, Paula and a new crop of formidable empirically informed and temperamentally based…

Christina Hoff Sommers on warped “fainting-couch” feminism

Fainting-couchers view women as psychically fragile and prone to trauma. They demand trigger warnings, safe spaces, and micro-aggression monitoring. The institutionalized pseudo-inquiry of “professionalized” whining, perpetual victimhood and self-aggrandizement railing against “the patriarchy”, is no more than yet another ill-founded conspiracy theory peddled by the intellectually lazy virtue-signaling prof with no skin in the game. Here is an Interview with based…

The most influential chat show you’ve never heard of

We live in a time when being dumb is reward and being smart is counter-culture. If one makes a claim for harbouring a disinterested approach to truth, then one needs to explore ideas beyond one’s ideological reservation, most of which have long since become barren and infertile through infelicitous activity. It used to be that being liberal was punkishly…

Christina Hoff Sommers and Camille Paglia: The full interview

Based Mom and Based Goddess let rip on the toxic cocktail of cultural infantilization, the new Stalinism (kangaroo courts), free-speech, identity politics, advocacy posing as academic inquiry, willful ignorance of the past, the ethics of teaching (intellectual dishonesty), utopianism, “cultural appropriation”, radical social constructivism, and on crapping on the “secret people” (gamergate) — totemic of those whom the…

The left’s version of the Tea Party

Rubin’s show has become one of the leading venues for discussing what he sees as the left’s betrayal of true liberalism . . . “You can’t stay you’re for gay rights but then be OK when certain people throw gays off roofs in the name of religion,” Rubin said. “All religions are a set of ideas.…

The Saad Truth

I’ve been singing the praises of Glenn Loury and John McWhorter of Blogging Heads (“Where great minds don’t think alike”) here and here. Another channel that is doing terrific work in the fight against illiberalism and its most conspicuous manifestation, i.e. the suffocation of free speech, is The Saad Truth. The prime mover is Gad Saad, an evolutionary…