Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Summary: Here is a wonderfully revealing clip from Wonder Woman about the oppression of woman. Audiences laughed! It is, however, quite mad. Let's turn the clock back to 1918. We'll know more about 2017 when we are done, and we will have a key to the political reform of America. Hollywood provides a mirror in … Continue reading Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Liz Bennett couldn’t marry Darcy. Nor can your daughter.

Pride and Prejudice

Summary: America's social structure changes slowly and unnoticed, taking us to a future with the class system of the past. Jane Austin's books describe our children's lives -- unless we take back the reins of America. We can do that now. If we wait too long, we won't be able to do so.  {This is … Continue reading Liz Bennett couldn’t marry Darcy. Nor can your daughter.

Audi’s Superbowl advert reminds us that class is boss in America

Summary: This brilliant analysis of Audi's advertisement in the Superbowl reminds us that class is the unspeakable but dominant force in American society. Black men don't have "male privilege" while rotting in prison from unjust convictions for rape. White coal miners don't have "white privilege" while coughing their lives away with Black Lung. Neither Left … Continue reading Audi’s Superbowl advert reminds us that class is boss in America

An anthropologist looks at America’s growing proletariat

Summary: Here anthropologist Maximilian Forte looks at America's changing social structure (the rise of the 1%, death of the middle class) using perspectives from Rome, Marx, and modern identity politics. It's one of his best essays, worthwhile reading about America's most serious problem (fracturing our social cohesion, making solutions of the others difficult or impossible).  … Continue reading An anthropologist looks at America’s growing proletariat