Why Aren’t the Commissars Satisfied?

If the 2010s were defined by the “soft” censorship of tech-company deplatforming, the 2020s are more likely to see a return to the more primal, hard censorship of state repression: a censorship more akin to the twentieth-century totalitarian regimes than anything we are accustomed to seeing in twenty-first century America. This is a somewhat strange…

Flexing China & Five Friday Reads 10/11/19

Anti-China news pops up often as China has become a friendly whipping boy for the Pentagon, therefore the red empire factions. The American left will never really get fully behind the anti-China push because the Chinese have bought them (Sen. Feinstein anyone?). Just look at the Clinton White House record with China in the ’90s…

Jordan B. Peterson, The Logos, and Free Speech

Today is a rerun from the Thermidor archives. The emergence of Jordan B. Peterson into the media spotlight of North America has been a very welcome phenomenon. Thrust there by the controversy surrounding his objecting to the aspects of Canada’s Federal Bill C16 which would force him as a professor to use fabricated pronouns for people of…