Drug War’s Impact on Black America

As the arrest data above shows (provided by Jonathan Rothwell at the Brookings Institution), arrests of blacks for violent and property crimes have dropped since 1980. However, arrests for drug related crimes have spiked dramatically. Yet, whites … [Read more]

Do Muslim Women Need to be Saved?

Ironically, even feminism can become a form of imperialism, colonialism, and oppression­­- the very constructs that figure so prominently in academic and popular feminist discourse. In 2010, the anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod visited a friend in … [Read more]

Another Pro-Choice Spin Job

I often comment on the lamentable pro-choice bias in American journalism, but one of the strange things you will only learn if you dig deep into this issue is that the bias really gets serious when international stories come into play. I have no idea … [Read more]

Paglia Weighs In On Campus Sex Crimes

I like Camille Paglia a lot in no small part because the world clearly has no idea what to do with her. I mean, just look at the intro she gets to this piece for Time: Paglia is the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to … [Read more]

Medieval Knights: Surprisingly Agile

Gizmodo points out this excellent YouTube video showcasing the surprisingly agility of knights in full plate armor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hlIUrd7d1Q Running, climbing ladders, getting up unassisted, jumping jacks, rolling on the … [Read more]

October 12th, 1940: The Warsaw Ghetto

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto. Warsaw had been home to vibrant Jewish culture, religious and secular. Before the war's outbreak, 30 percent of the population was Jewish. The ghetto was set up in order to better control and … [Read more]