Identity politics breeds identity politics

You’re tribalists, collectivists. You believe that people are defined by the color of their skin, that their identities are wrapped up in the nationalities of their ancestors, that some are worthier – of speech, of freedom, of life – than others, not based merit but on birth. Notice that the above statement applies to both … Continue reading Identity politics breeds identity politics

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Harry Was Right to Destroy the Elder Wand

This piece by Reed Ferguson was published at the Foundation for Economic Education. Although movie-only fans wouldn’t know it, Albus Dumbledore, the seemingly perfect, almost God-like figure in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, dabbled in the dark side, and it was his obsession with power that led him to it. Dumbledore and his childhood friend, … Continue reading Harry Was Right to Destroy the Elder Wand

Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos sparks a conversation about age of consent

Yesterday, a video surfaced in which Milo Yiannopoulos, the famed right-wing provocateur, justifies sexual relationships between 13-year-old boys and older men. He was subsequently disinvited from speaking at CPAC, his publisher dropped his upcoming book, and there is even talk about Breitbart booting him. He later retracted his statement, saying, "I do not believe sex with 13-year-olds is okay. … Continue reading Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos sparks a conversation about age of consent