Monthly Archives: May 2018

Mailvox: Identity and apocalypse — Vox Popoli

A reader writes about his recent observations concerning identity:During a recent get-together to play games one of my friends who is a racial mix of white and Latino (racially and ethnically) expressed his angst about identifying with either group. He asked if we (all white) thought he could pass as a Mexican, while we thought…

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Officials have spoken. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Authorities in western North Carolina have ordered evacuations in an area south of the Lake Tahoma dam, which they say is in “imminent danger” of failing after a landslide compromised its structural integrity. The landslide was set off by heavy rainfall associated with Alberto, which made landfall as a subtropical storm on Memorial Day. The…

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Affirmative Action and the American Mind: If Any —

“Affirmative action” means hiring people because they can’t do the job well. Near-synonyms are “diversity,” meaning groups that cannot do the job well, and “inclusiveness,” which means seeking people who you know cannot do the job well. These underpin American society, and have ruined education. For some time the sciences seemed less susceptible to the…

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