This article was originally published by Salon, on May 4, 1998. For years, Richard Rorty held court as one of the foremost left-wing intellectuals in America. In his latest book, “Achieving Our Country,” he describes the left as anti-American, negative, lacking any program and politically irrelevant. Damning as this indictment might seem, Rorty has no [...]
Editor’s Note: This is a comment that David Horowitz left at Tablet Magazine here. The post was inspired by this New York Magazine article here which we’ll have more on soon at NRB. I am honored to be compared to Marty Peretz who is currently undergoing a purge by the left — one of its [...]
This article was originally published by Salon, on November 9, 1998. What if 90 percent of the white electorate had turned out last Tuesday to vote for Republican candidates in virtually every electoral district across the country? What if Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott had spent the last weeks before the election visiting all-white churches [...]
This article was originally published by Salon, on June 1, 1998. Just when you thought the old socialist left was dead and buried, it is sprouting up across the cultural landscape like a spring weed on Viagra. Last week, Warren Beatty’s terminally silly agitprop, “Bulworth,” opened in theaters nationwide. The premise of the film is [...]
This article was originally published by Salon, on June 29, 1998. The flap over Sen. Trent Lott’s remarks about homosexuality illustrates the way people on both sides of the political debate have come to talk about this issue — and shouldn’t. For those who missed it, Lott was asked on a radio talk show whether [...]
This article was originally published by Salon on June 15, 1998. It’s graduation time on America’s college campuses. As these rites of passage scroll across C-SPAN, it’s also a time to reflect on the near total dominion of the left over our institutions of higher learning — a political control of academic life unprecedented in [...]
It took a Republican to create an opening to China. And it took a Kennedy to tell other members of America’s royal family how screwed up they’ve become.
By signing on to the war on Hollywood, the Right has embraced another bad idea from the Left.
This article was originally published by Salon on July 27, 1998. In the political landscape, seismic shifts first occur below the surface. Only after accumulating a critical social mass do they become visible. Until then, one can track their movement in the growing incoherence of the political language, and in the terms we use to describe [...]