Author Archives: Grayson Quay

With or Without Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” is Unwatchable Nonsense

The show started as a critique of our civic virtue. It ended as an insult to our taste.

#MeToo Falls to Tribalism

Disturbing new polls suggest voters only believe sexual assault when the other party is accused of it.

Is ‘Universal Authorship’ Such a Good Thing?

Instead of free exchange, we’re dissolving into Twitter niche communities and destroying pluralism.

When Government Becomes a Political Weapon

We’ve reached a point where any partisan adversary must be a criminal. How do we put that genie back in the bottle?

Finding Paradise in Post-Industrial Ohio

It’s in unassuming towns like Ashtabula that we learn to love place and community.

Woke Progressivism’s Glaring Religion Gap

Identity politics demands that we “educate ourselves.” So why are its practitioners so often ignorant of religious belief?

Is Jordan Peterson on a Suicide Mission?

He’s inspired many, but underneath lies a pessimism that his message may be too little too late.

How Donald Trump Killed Left-Wing Political Satire

He exposed it as lazy and self-satisfied. But a new introspection suggests it may be stirring on the floor.

The 1990s: When History’s End Went Wrong

Back then our world seemed perfect. So why did we rage against it?

What I Saw at the March for Our Lives Protest

The big pro-gun control demonstration in Washington had some things to criticize and much to admire.

Wrinkle in Time: When Christianity is Prostituted to Politics

Unfortunately this adaptation of a beloved book did not escape the butchery of Hollywood secularism.

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar: Burkean Conservatism in Space

The movie pits natural affections for those close to us against abstract conceptions of humanity.

Reading Edmund Burke at Georgetown

And learning to appreciate him in one of the least hospitable environments imaginable.

The British Satire That Explains Our Trumpian Age

“Yes, Prime Minister” is still the best political spoof around, and it has fresh relevance today.

Oprah Would Make a Better Queen Than President

America’s lack of distinction between political and cultural power has left nothing sacred.

Why the #MeToo Movement Needs a Path to Redemption

Otherwise it will collapse under the weight of its own lack of discernment.

Catalonia Steps Into the Unknown

Or perhaps into recent history. A visit to a Spanish Civil War-era mass grave offers portents for today’s independence declaration.

The Left Has the Stronger Case for Gun Ownership

Yet they choose to ignore it. Have they become too statist and shortsighted?