In Examining A Culture Of Sexual Abuse In Martha Nussbaum’s ‘Citadels Of Pride’, Martha Nussbaum discusses the behavior of Andrew Cuomo, Brett Kavanaugh, and other men who abuse women. The discussion is excellent food for thought and the book excerpt defining objectification is very approachable.
As the New York Times details, Tucker Carlson echoed the language and ideology of the El Paso and Christchurch shooters in his April 8th FOX News rant about White Replacement. Carlson says Democrats are replacing American white people with “third world” immigrants who will vote for them and disenfranchise whites. The Anti-Defamation League published an open letter calling for Carlson to resign or be fired. The ADL’s open letter details Carlson’s long pattern of broadcasting white supremacist hatred.
The Daily Show spliced together Tucker Carlson’s rant with the El Paso and Christchurch shooter manifestos, making it easy to see that he’s parroting and amplifying murderous white supremacist rhetoric.
This essay on the 18th century philosopher David Hume illustrates the difficulty 18th century and later Christians had accepting his combination of atheism and virtue. They considered it an offense and challenge to their beliefs. Here in the US, we’re in the early 21st century and dealing with much the same religious fear and intolerance.
brilliant and moving, an excellent response to those who want to preserve Confederate monuments out of some misplaced sense of honor and tradition.
Your boos mean nothing. I’ve seen what makes you cheer.
-Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
Excellent answers from a family who went through their son becoming active in the alt-right. The mother and her son (who joined and then left the alt-right) both answer questions.
In her review of The Guarded Gate, Sarah Churchwell illustrates the long history of American racists fighting to exclude people of other races. The “undesirable” races have changed repeatedly over time, but the arguments for excluding them have been essentially the same.