“Elite” is the laziest slur in the book. Yet, on both the left and right, “elites” — however we define them — are getting whupped.
“Take what’s in front of you, not what it was or could be. And do what you can with it.”
Tocqueville wrote that the "greatness of America lies… in her ability to repair her faults." With a renewed national discussion on the faultlines of race, class, identity, and culture, we look inward. How do we assess the state of life in America?
Should an Egyptian artifact be in a British museum? That question merits a broader conversation: does our cultural heritage belong to a people, a place, or the world?
Prison gangs play a vital role in the prison economy, in enforcing order, and — counterintuitively — in reducing violence.
Most of Mecca’s historic sites have been razed, replaced by new hotels, luxury malls, and high-rises. Here, a glance at the “merchandizing of Mecca.”