Cornell University, 2015

Fascism: Left Until It’s Right

Fascism is by its very nature a movement of the young, exalting passion and action over reason and discussion. The opinions of the inexperienced and unknowledgeable, presented as pure for their innocence, must be made equal — even more equal than the opinions of others — to bring about the best of a new age.

Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man"

Stop Conflating Free Speech and the First Amendment

Freedom of speech existed long before the Constitution, long before Thomas Paine. It is a natural right, a human right, and one social media should respect. No one should be silenced; it destroys our ability to grow as a society, and to learn as a p

Asia Argento

Asia Argento Blames Anthony Bourdain for Payoff

This will not be a long article. I had already made clear my disgust with Asia Argento in my video essay from Sunday, #MeToo, not for #TheeToo. But as little as it should come as a surprise, Ms. Argento has…

Censorship and Manufactured Consent

Censorship, a Tool of the Media Trusts

It’s not just about abortion, it’s about the next 20 years. Twenties and Thirties it was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights. The next two decades it’s gonna be privacy. I’m talking about the Internet.…

Russia's "Pravda" newspaper

The Free Press is to Serve the Governed

If Americans are vulnerable to disinformation and manipulation by outside forces, it’s not the fault of the American voter: it’s the fault of the media who has made themselves complicit in it by turning a blind eye to the deceptions perpetrated by our government.

Cherán: The Town that Ousted the Political Parties

The town of Cherán used to be just like the rest of the surrounding state of Michoacán, in Mexico. Under the suffocating boot of cartel crime, corrupt police, and politicians bribed to look the other way, murders and kidnappings went…

A photo of soldiers and civilians in Mihoacan Mexico

The Best Thing We Can Do For Mexico

Mexico is a country of beautiful culture and intense stoicism which deserves our respect, and deserves to be treated like a sovereign nation — not like a source for slave-class non-citizens which benefit the wealthy and political elite on the Left and…

Pamphlet Wars: the Culture of Debate

Where we once had to purchase thousands of leaves of paper, and hours of time from our local printing-press operator, we now find ourselves in a world of computers and mobile phones, of rich-text media and high-definition video; distribution of ideas is not done by printing a pamphlet and hiring a pamphlet girl to hand out printed and stapled copies of a booklet, but rather through producing a video essay or writing in a blog…