Phi Beta Cons

The Vast Divide, Cont.

Anne Neal makes the point that the Solomon tiff was an examplar of the great divide between rebel-for-rebellion’s sake academics and the rest of us, and quoted one Harvard professor’s hilarious accusation that Harvard students are too “eager to prosper.” The quote that, for me, cemented the divide, was printed several weeks ago.

When The New York Times Magazine profiled former Taliban propagandist Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi on February 26–seemingly entirely unaware that his admission to Yale, let alone his stateside presence, might be controversial–the piece ended with this quote from the terror apologist himself: “In some ways I’m the luckiest person in the world. I could have ended up in Guant

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Film & TV

The Mob Gets Kevin Hart

This week, shortly after being tapped to host the Oscars, Hollywood star Kevin Hart found himself on the wrong side of the woke social-justice warriors. His great sin: Years ago, he tweeted jokes referencing homosexuality. More egregiously, in 2010, he did a comedy bit in which he discussed not wanting his son, ... Read More
PC Culture

America Is Intolerably Intolerant

When you think of the sheer vindictiveness of what happened to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, it takes your breath away. On the very night of his greatest career triumph, a reporter dug up his old tweets (composed when he was a young teenager), reported on the most offensive insults, and immediately and ... Read More
Film & TV

Aquaman Stinks Like Last Month’s Fish

A  major plot point in Aquaman is the tidal wave of garbage with which the undersea folk attack us surface dwellers. These two groups are spoiling for a fight, but I always thought Warner Bros. and I got along pretty well. What did I do to deserve the tidal wave of garbage that is Aquaman itself? I refuse to ... Read More