Andrew Breitbart‘s insight that “politics is downstream from culture” is usually treated by right-of-center activists as a form of cocktail banter rather than as a key strategy in effectuating societal change. Breitbart’s observation came to my mind after I had read contributing New Republic editor Tim Wu‘s article “Netflix’s War On Mass Culture” published in December, 2013. The…Read More »
There’s some truth in the Atlantic article written by Dave Rohde when he declares that the “broken” media has helped to “break” the government thanks to a business model that “rewards extremism and poorly informs the public”. The triumph of opinion-driven cable TV and the collapse of newspapers has created an American news media that does an increasingly poor job…Read More »
While the Boston Globe has taken the lead in setting up the media narrative for the 2014 gubernatorial election as one of “redemption”, columnist Yvonne Abraham takes the meme one step further by making it a bipartisan one. The title of her article? “A Second Act For Charlie Coakley.” In other words, Republican Charlie Baker & Democrat Martha Coakley –…Read More »
( – promoted by garrett3000) Economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term “creative destruction” as a way of describing the ability of capitalism to reinvent itself. His insight was a critique of classical Marxism which held that capitalism was inevitably doomed, in part, because of the irreversible march of history. The Marxist sense of predestination can find its corollary in the…Read More »
Limbaugh and company certainly entertain. But a steady diet of ideological comfort food is no substitute for hearty intellectual fare.
By John Derbyshire
The American Conservative – February 23, 2009 Issue You can’t help but admire Rush Limbaugh’s talent for publicity. His radio talk show is probably-reliable figures only go back to 1991-in its third decade as the number-one rated…
This video is precious. If it doesnt shake your faith in the information you base your reality upon, nothing will. You have to watch all the way to end to get to the punchline.…Read More »