Culture

Taibbi: How Much Did "The Culture Of Narcissism" Get Right?

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News, It is symptomatic of the underlying tenor of American life that vulgar terms for sexual intercourse also convey the sense of getting the better of someone, working him over, taking him in, imposing your will through guile, deception, or superior force. – Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism…

"Vagina Mountain" Sculpture Fuels Culture War In Brazil

A massive concrete sculpture that looks like a vagina in Brazil has fueled a cultural war between leftists and conservatives on social media.  The handmade 108-foot concrete sculpture, called “Diva,” was unveiled last week by artist Juliana Notari on the hillside of a former sugar mill in Pernambuco, a state in northeast Brazil.  Notari wrote in…

Comedian Rowan Atkinson: Cancel Culture "Like A Medieval Mob"

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, Rowan Atkinson, famous for portraying the characters Mr Bean and Blackadder, has once again hit headlines for slamming the rise of a destructive cancel culture. In an interview with the UK’s Radio Times, Atkinson described online trolls trying to ban everything as “the digital equivalent of the medieval mob.”…

Adam Carolla on “Cancel Culture,” the Disintegration of the First Amendment, and His Documentary “No Safe Spaces”

By B.N. Frank There’s an old saying:  “You only miss something when it’s gone.” Adam Carolla obviously isn’t the only one concerned about Americans losing their right to freely express themselves without being censored.  His new documentary focuses on how the trend to limit free speech is affecting college campuses. From Full Measure: Adam Carolla…

McMaken: The American Revolution Was A Culture War

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Two hundred and forty-seven years ago this month, a group of American opponents of the Crown’s tax policy donned disguises and set about methodically destroying a shipment of tea imported into Boston by the East India Company. The vandals trespassed on privately owned ships in Boston Harbor and threw the…