The West has gone through many eras -- the so-called Dark Ages, the Renaissance, the Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Age and the Post-Modern. The present era is the Age of the Absurd.
In terms of the absurdities the cultural elites believe, and have convinced masses of people to believe, there has never been a time like today. ...Read more
A few months ago, for the first time in the history of La Canada, California, a city just west of Pasadena and the home of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a new branch of a renowned Jewish institution opened. La Canada had previously lacked a synagogue or any other Jewish institution for a simple reason: few Jews live there.
But that never ...Read more
On the eve of Passover, on Good Friday, The New York Times published an opinion piece on God, the Bible and Passover. This would not be noteworthy except for the fact that the piece mocked all three.
The two titles of the piece (one in the print edition and one for the Times' digital edition) will give you a good idea of the tenor of the piece:...Read more
As I have documented on a number of occasions, the Left ruins everything it touches. There is no exception. From universities to high schools and now including even elementary schools, to late-night TV, to sports, to the arts and, increasingly, science, the Left is a destruction machine.
And nowhere is this damage more evident or tragic than ...Read more
The second of my two sons got married last week, and it prompted me to consider the question: What brings parents more joy: their child getting into a prestigious college or their child getting married (presumably to a good person)?
Three things prompted this question: my joy and pride, the joy of those who attended the wedding and the number ...Read more
America is caught between an external and an internal threat. The external is an economically aggressive and America-hating China and a nuclear-equipped, America-hating Russia; the internal is a non-nuclear, America-hating Left. (As I always note, "Left" is not the same as "liberal"; in fact, leftism poses a mortal threat to liberalism. The ...Read more
As a result of the Russian invasion and partial destruction of Ukraine, the question "What is in America's interest?" is the question of the day. Specifically, how much should America get involved in defending Ukraine?
On the Left, the question "What is in America's interest?" is moot.
On the Left, "America's interest" is regarded as ...Read more
For more than 40 years, the environmentalist movement has been warning that global warming is the result of mankind's burning of fossil fuels and poses an "existential threat" to human and other biological life.
This is one of the many grandiose lies the Left uses to reshape, if not destroy, Western civilization. Other grandiose lies used to ...Read more
No. 1: The NATO excuse. A widely offered explanation for the Russian invasion of Ukraine is that Russia -- which at this time essentially means President Vladimir Putin -- fears the expansion of NATO to its borders, especially Ukraine. The argument is often presented as an analogy: How would the United States react if Mexico had a mutual defense...Read more
Canada is leaving the Western world.
In terms of all-encompassing government, suppression of dissent and the denial of fundamental human rights to many of its citizens, Canada is now more similar to Cuba than to any free country. Canada may eventually return to Western civilization, but as of this writing, the majority of Canadians appear to ...Read more