On Social Media, GhostBusters and Antisemitism of the “Alt” Right and Left

Controversy Is Good For Business

The Depressing Incivility of Social Media

Is There an Alt Left?

(Image: San Francisco skyline while at a recent hospital visit)


Fresh Essays

My new pieces at Ordinary Times Magazine.

Radical Reading: The Doctrine of Fascism

So Long, Keith Emerson

Challenges to the Alt-Right and Identitarians

Batman v Superman v Marvel v Trolls v Art v Culture

The Whimsical Conservatism of The Kinks

In Defense of Trump’s Voters

Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik: Socialist Party USA’s Presidential Candidate

Is There an Alt Left?

Recent Pieces at Ordinary Times

Radical Reading: Detroit – I Do Mind Dying

Bread, Circuses and Debates

The Limits of Enthusiasm: Iowa 2016

The Establishment’s “Anti-Establishment” Candidates

David Bowie as the Right Wing Artist

Radical Reading: A Small Key Can Open a Large Door

The Year of the Alt-Right

(Image: Roman Mosaic from the Great Palace of Constantinople) 

Does the Left Need Christianity?

My new piece is up at Ordinary Times. Here is a bit:

“I hold a controversial position on the subject of common narratives that libertarians and liberals may find problematic. I believe that the tragedy of our contemporary society is the death of any meaningful meta-narratives that bind a community or people. Not only has Christianity faded in its communal importance, but in terms of political power, ideologies like socialism are ghosts of their former selves. What makes us a community or nation other than our proximity? What responsibility do I have to my neighbor if larger social ideals do not bind us together?”

Read it all here.