Redefining “Violence”

When the “Violence” Isn’t Violent – Persuasion: This reconception of violence is more than another shift in the English language. It’s a series of deliberate word choices used to equate nonphysical offenses to physical harm. Too often,...

The Joy of Appropriation

The Joy of Appropriation – Persuasion: I want to focus here on the kind of case that is now most frequently derided as “problematic”: freely adopting aspects of another culture simply because one values them as crystallizations of human excellence. Cultural...

Stereotypes

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines stereotype thusly: n. A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image. n. One that is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type. Because human beings are...

The Roots Of Wokeness – The Weekly Dish

Andrew Sullivan is a superb, important writer. I followed him avidly during his Daily Dish blogging years. So happy he’s returned with the Weekly Dish.  The Roots Of Wokeness – The Weekly Dish: And in this worldview, individuals only exist at all as a place...