Brace Belden volunteered for six months in Syria with the Kurdish freedom movement where he helped fight ISIS.
Passivity is involvement.
"I have never felt out of place in my entire life. But I did at Yale."
Freedom of expression is not the only freedom in question and at times under threat at universities today. So is freedom
Today's students' equating of hurt feelings with scarring wounds is a departure that leads to dangerous overreaction. When unwelcome ideas are decried in the language of pain and injury, the impulse to suppress them -- rather than to challenge and debate them -- can be irresistible.
As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.
Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton, and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence but grossly misreads her character and her life.
Despite Ferg explaining his aspirational intentions during the in-depth interview, he took to his personal Instagram account
There are lots of sources of the widespread outrage and mockery surrounding Black Friday, and I don't think you can cleanly classify it as arising exclusively or even predominantly from classism.
The Purge had interesting ideas but ultimately failed as the horror film it was marketed as. But with Anarchy, the pretense of being a horror movie seems to have been abandoned, leaving something pretty unique: a political allegory dystopian action thriller that slyly attacks conservative ideology.