Topic

Media is Rhetoric. Technology is tools. Tools don’t just give us power. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.

Podcast
1 hour 10 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #25

You thought 2020 was weird before. But now Kanye is running for president, the bots are ready to teach you wokespeak, and Joe Biden has pledged to transform America into something unrecognizable. Plus: Terry Crews gets based, and won’t back down.

Podcast
1 hour 13 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #24

With the coronavirus surging again, Daddy Newsom rises to the fore as Karen-in-Chief--shutting down businesses across California, closing beaches, and banning fireworks just in time for the 4th. Meanwhile, CHAZ/CHOP is no more, scuppered after CHOP’s armed private security executed a young man. Plus: Columbus, Ohio removes a statue of Christopher Columbus while GOP senators work to abolish Columbus Day, which only serves to show their complete fecklessness and inability to grasp the underlying issues.

Podcast
1 hour 32 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #23

Have we forgotten that revolutionary ideology breeds actual revolutions? It seems some of our leaders on the Right may have. Our fearless Claremont president urges them to Stand Up! BLM and the left continue to go unchecked, Big Tech weaponizes deregistration without oversight, and our military leaders issue renegade statements that don’t bode well, to say the least. Our editors discuss the American culture’s latest forbidden heresy and Ryan pays tribute to the great Michael Uhlmann, who singlehandedly saved the electoral college.

essays
7 minutes

Worse Than a Crime, a Bumble

tfw the dating app is creepier than the date.

essays
13 minutes

The Real Dangers, and Promise, of Digital Campaigning

The Left is incapable of answering—or asking—the looming question.

discourse

It’s a Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick World

Scares and scars from the Oscars stars.

discourse

Stupor Howl

Halftime's sound and sexy signified nothing.

essays
5 minutes

If America wants scientific innovation, fix the R&D problem

The conditions for success simply no longer exist.

discourse

The Joke’s on Saturday Night Live

Absolutely everyone is fed up with our clueless elites.

discourse

The Empty Cinema

Robert Downey Jr.’s failures in Doolittle are the failures of American film today.

discourse

“Team Human” Telepresence

How to think so we can stay in control in our digital future.

essays
10 minutes

Big Tech Needs to Believe in People

It’s time to bet on humanity—before things get worse.

essays
15 minutes

Figure: Doom / Ground: Renaissance

A new dark age? Don't believe the hype.

discourse

The Trump Phenomenon vs. The Successor Entity

Trump remains our reality because his enemies are trapped in a fantasy.

discourse

OK Pollster

Voters are growing sick of being sold as news.

discourse

How Customizable Should a Human Be?

Technology is raising fundamental questions that we’re not ready to answer.

essays
15 minutes

Is America Worth Saving?

Does politics have an answer to digital disenchantment?