Magazine June 27, 2016, Issue

Our Illiberal Moment

(Roman Genn)
Trump, Trump protesters, and political violence

‘If Trump comes to your town, start a riot.” So urged Emmett Rensin, who wrote with all the moral nuance and intellectual depth one expects from a 26-year-old editor at Vox. A mob of violent socialists protesting Donald Trump in San Jose, Calif., acted in accord with that advice, and Rensin (“an American essayist, best known for his book Twitterature: World’s Greatest Books in 20 Tweets,” says Wikipedia) sneered that most political observers would clutch their pearls at this (capitalization his) “Affront to Democracy.”

The editors at Vox, after some online goading, suspended Rensin, who was explicitly calling for the deployment

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


Spiritual Self-Interest In the Week (April 11), a comparison between King David and Donald Trump was made. In describing David’s braveness, it was written: “As a boy, David fought his way ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Trump U. charged outrageous sums for worthless instruction, left graduates woefully unprepared for the job market, and bombarded students with meaningless jargon and self-affirming slogans. Sounds like a legit ...

Secret Agent Woman

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Politics & Policy


ALTAR The altar of the great cathedral brings indoors something of the majesty of the open sky, as the architect lifts the eyes of all from the altar to the wide beauty and precision of the ...


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