The collapse of gender roles: an unseen revolution with unimaginable consequences

Summary: Here is another brief note looking at the revolutions of our time that are reshaping our world. This looks at gender roles, changes that will take generations to work out and with implications probably beyond imagining. Two of the utopian goals of the late 1960s are within reach, but their success is not fully … Continue reading The collapse of gender roles: an unseen revolution with unimaginable consequences

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Look to the Left to see the force powering Trump and Carson

Summary: Moderates and liberals look with incredulity at the rise of far-right candidates to leadership of the Republican Party, both in the House and in the presidential campaign. How can this happen? The answer is seen in the news, as people look at the Left and choose what they consider the lesser evil on the … Continue reading Look to the Left to see the force powering Trump and Carson

Love in the new world, after the gender wars

Summary:  It's vital to understand not just what's happening in the gender wars but why. Here Allan Bloom explains the beliefs and goals of the social reformers leading the restructuring of American society. They're quite frank in writings amongst themselves, but speak to the rest of us in more gentler and comforting terms.  {2nd of … Continue reading Love in the new world, after the gender wars

The revolution in gender roles reshapes society in ways too disturbing to see

Summary:  Today we start a new series about one of the most profound revolutions ever to hit western society -- the change in gender roles. The conclusions of the series are, like so many on the FM website, wildly non-consensus -- and disturbing to most readers. This is the warm-up pitch. I updated my list … Continue reading The revolution in gender roles reshapes society in ways too disturbing to see

The third step to reforming America, with music

Summary: Listen to our music for evidence that the steam has gone from America's engines of reform. The Sixties were the last great age of reform. It two major themes, the civil rights movement (a historic success) and the anti-war movement (a partial success), were partially powered by popular and vital music. What do we … Continue reading The third step to reforming America, with music

What’s the future of the family in America? How will that change our government?

Summary:  As the dust from the election settles, let's not forget the powerful elements of the conservative critique of 21st C America. Here we look at one of the many forces driving the expansion of the government -- the family. What might be its fate in the next few generations? . Contents A question about … Continue reading What’s the future of the family in America? How will that change our government?

About our sudden concern for Afghanistan’s women (& the desperate search for a reason to fight)

Summary:    Part two of a series women in the Af-Pak War.  The other chapters are listed at the end. . David Rothkopf (Wikipedia bio) writes a column at the Foreign Policy magazine's website with the tagline "How the world is really run."  Based on these two columns about the war in Afghanistan, it appears he is unqualified … Continue reading About our sudden concern for Afghanistan’s women (& the desperate search for a reason to fight)