Ivy League professor, enjoying the bounties of capitalism, tweets wearyingly about how awful it is

I had never heard of Professor Anthony Zenkus before last night when his Twitter account caught my attention.
“A new Harris poll found that 50% of American workers are thinking of quitting their jobs,” Zenkus tweeted . “I guess this capitalism thing isn’t really working out so well, is it now?”
In a second tweet , Zenkus wrote, “1 in 5 children living below federal poverty level in the richest country in the world is evidence that capitalism is a failure.

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The Velvet Underground on the Wrong Side of History

Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground (Apple TV+)
Todd Haynes, an Ivy League Spike Lee, idolizes middle-class wannabe rebels of the 1960s.
The documentary The Velvet Underground was made under Todd Haynes’s presumption that the counterculture still matters.

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The Velvet Underground on the Wrong Side of History

Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground (Apple TV+)
Todd Haynes, an Ivy League Spike Lee, idolizes middle-class wannabe rebels of the 1960s.
The documentary The Velvet Underground was made under Todd Haynes’s presumption that the counterculture still matters.

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Shenanigans at Yale Law School

Reprinted with permission, the article is by Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon, originally published here. I did not think a summary with link would do this one justice:
Administrators at Yale Law School spent weeks pressuring a student to apologize for a “triggering” email in which he referred to his apartment as a “trap house,” a slang term for a place where people buy drugs. Part of what made the email “triggering,” the administrators told the student, was his membership in a conservative organization.

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Shenanigans at Yale Law School

Reprinted with permission, the article is by Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon, originally published here. I did not think a summary with link would do this one justice:
Administrators at Yale Law School spent weeks pressuring a student to apologize for a “triggering” email in which he referred to his apartment as a “trap house,” a slang term for a place where people buy drugs. Part of what made the email “triggering,” the administrators told the student, was his membership in a conservative organization.

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Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?

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In A.D. 286 the Roman emperor Diocletian split in half the huge Roman Empire administratively — and peacefully — under the control of two emperors.
A Western empire included much of modern-day Western Europe and northwest Africa. The Eastern half controlled Eastern Europe and parts of Asia and northeastern Africa.
By 330 the Emperor Constantine institutionalized that split by moving the empire’s capital from Rome to his new imperial city of Constantinople, founded on the site of the old Greek polis of Byzantium.

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Bill de Blasio is on the way out, but his mindset lingers

As his two terms as New York’s mayor approach their end, and long after his presidential campaign ended with a whimper, Bill de Blasio has chimed in with one last act of destruction — a proposal to end the public schools’ entry-by-exam gifted and talented program for first graders.
De Blasio’s gripe is that selection by tests results in a student body that is, as New York Times reporter Eliza Shapiro slyly put it , “widely criticized for exacerbating segregation.

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Bill de Blasio is on the way out, but his mindset lingers

As his two terms as New York’s mayor approach their end, and long after his presidential campaign ended with a whimper, Bill de Blasio has chimed in with one last act of destruction — a proposal to end the public schools’ entry-by-exam gifted and talented program for first graders.
De Blasio’s gripe is that selection by tests results in a student body that is, as New York Times reporter Eliza Shapiro slyly put it , “widely criticized for exacerbating segregation.

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Bill de Blasio is on the way out, but his mindset lingers

As his two terms as New York’s mayor approach their end, and long after his presidential campaign ended with a whimper, Bill de Blasio has chimed in with one last act of destruction — a proposal to end the public schools’ entry-by-exam gifted and talented program for first graders.
De Blasio’s gripe is that selection by tests results in a student body that is, as New York Times reporter Eliza Shapiro slyly put it , “widely criticized for exacerbating segregation.

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Biden’s Failures Embolden Islamists

Reinvigorated by the Biden administration’s catastrophic foreign policy failures, the global Islamist movement is now emboldened to a degree not seen since the Soviet departure from Afghanistan in 1989.
This new triumphalism was on display on October 2 when a London-based NGO called CAGE held an online Zoom conference (also on YouTube) to commemorate twenty years of the War on Terror and make demands of the nations that have been fighting it.
CAGE calls itself an “independent grass roots organization striving for a world free of injustice,” but it is clearly an Islamist organization.

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