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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - December 17, 2018

Tribalism Hype; Classes, Not Tribes; Can't Tailor the Vests; Whitney's Woes; Transatlantic Trickery; Conservative: We Lost the Culture Wars

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Activists from Decolonize This Place gathered at The Whitney Museum’s entrance on December 9, photo by Ashoka Jegroo/Hyperallergic


'Tribalism’ Doesn’t Explain Our Political Conflicts

By Adam Rothman
November 14, 2018
Washington Post

The term is trendy but vacuous. Look to history, not prehistory, to understand U.S. challenges.

American Politics Could Use More Conflict

By Luke Savage
November 19, 2018

The real problem is not 'tribalism' but the unity among the elites.

The French Protests Do Not Fit a Tidy Narrative

By Matt Taibbi
December 13, 2018
Rolling Stone
The yellow vest protests are more nuanced than American pundits want to admit.
By Carter Ratcliff
December 15, 2018
The Whitney Museum has not had the moral courage to reject support from a benefactor who generated his wealth in socially irresponsible ways.


How US Billionaires are Fueling the Hard-Right Cause in Britain

By George Monbiot
December 7, 2018
The Guardian
That Spiked magazine’s US funding arm received $300,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation suggests a hidden agenda.


A Conservative's 60s Blues

By Victor Davis Hanson
November 25, 2018
The Daily Signal

The world a half-century later looks a lot more like 1968 and what followed than what preceded it.