Have they run out of irony yet?

Calvin Trillin, a beloved humorist, columnist, and food writer, is the latest victim of internet-style torch-and-pitchfork mob justice. This kind of thing is always disheartening, for many reasons. It also highlights the fact that America’s cultural diversity is so...
In the Shadow of the Beaver

In the Shadow of the Beaver

If you’re an American thinking of moving to Canada in the event of a Trump election, here are a few items of knowledge that are impractical but insightful (which seems to describe most of the knowledge I possess). But first, a bit of background on why I am...
The dangers of safe spaces

The dangers of safe spaces

“Instead of clearing his own heart, the zealot tries to clear the world.”-Joseph Campbell In the past few weeks, the pendulum swing of political correctness–a movement that began decades ago as a backlash against entrenched prejudice and general...