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A culture is not a flow, nor even a confluence; the form of its existence is struggle, or at least debate – it is nothing if not a dialectic.
–Lionel Trilling

Ayaan Hirsi Ali And Brandeis University’s Shame

Earlier this year, Brandeis University announced that Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born advocate for women’s rights and vocal critic of Islam, would be among those awarded an honorary degree at the spring convocation. A few days ago, in response to […]

In Memoriam – Christopher Hitchens

Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if […]