Culture

Must We Have a ‘Melting Pot’?

“Salad bowls” are historically common and entirely consistent with human nature.

A Profound Question Behind the Immigration Debate

What kind of country do we want our country to be?

Don’t Forget the Epic Story of World War II

A new film celebrates individual heroism, but a larger narrative of national struggle is being lost.

Hillbilly Energy

J.D. Vance and the forces that elected Trump

Diversity Is Hard

Its boosters must recognize that there are real losses.

James M. Perry, 1927–2016

He was a throwback to the straight-up journalism of old.

The Detached Poet

Wallace Stevens’s poetry contained little but expressed much.

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Streep’s MMA Diss

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A Note From the Ignorant

Here’s why I misread that press release.

When SWAT Raids Are Routine

A conversation with the director of the documentary Do Not Resist.

A Reading List That Will Live In Infamy

What to read to understand what led to, and resulted from, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Spirits, What Have You to Say?

A movie about a haunted Ouija board has surprising depth—until it falls apart.

Foreign Policy and the ‘Chosen People’ Narrative

For five generations, Americans have been told that we’re “good guys” picked to wage war against “bad guys.”

Guilty Pleasures, Iceland Edition

More hand-wringing from your first-world-problem hand-wringing blogger.

Order, Chaos, Peace

Brent Bozell, an architect of the conservative movement, ended up trusting an order no man could impose.

Welcome to Westworld

A new show asks what happens when entertainment is indistinguishable from reality.

How the Cultural Marxists Failed by Winning

Without a healthy culture, people are not natural Marxists but natural couch potatoes.