Raising the Standard at UGA since 2013.

Staff Favorites: December 24 – December 30

Graphic by Mallory Traylor

  • A great essay on one of the “forgotten founders” of the modern Conservative Movement, Willmoore Kendall. As a professor at Yale, he had a huge influence on the early thinking of many notable individuals, for instance, William F. Buckley Jr. and Brent Bozell. For that reason and others, his ideas and copious writings are still worth considering. ~ Ross Dubberly, Editor in Chief
  • Sadly, a bookstore chain has gone out of business in Wisconsin. An omen, perhaps, of the future for brick-and-mortar bookstores? I hope not. ~ Ross Dubberly, Editor in Chief
  • The Communist totalitarians within the government of China are showing their true Maoist colors again, this time with the release of an app that rewards people for snitching on their fellow citizens. ~ Ross Dubberly, Editor in Chief
  • In her column in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan brilliantly takes on a) the lies littered throughout two new films, “The Crown” and “The Post,” and b) the people who made them. “When people care enough about history to study and read it,” she writes, “it’s a small sin to lie and mislead in dramas. But when people get their history through entertainment, when they absorb the story of their times only through screens, then the tendency to fabricate is more damaging.” ~ Ross Dubberly, Editor in Chief
  • Also from one of the Wall Street Journal columnists (boy do they have an all-star team of columnists at the Journal), Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. gives us “A Year in Trump-Russia Hysteria.” “It takes 0.03 seconds of reflection,” Jenkins trenchantly writes, “to recognize that Moscow’s troll postings, email hacks and Facebook ads amounted to nothing. Only the gleeful willingness of U.S. elites to use Russia as a club on each other has had any real impact…” ~ Ross Dubberly, Editor in Chief
  • Great editorial from the Wall Street Journal on the recent protests in Iran. The Iranian people are suffering from a tyrannical, dictatorial, theocratic regime; thus the protesters deserve the support of the United States and, for that matter, the world. ~ Ross Dubberly, Editor in Chief

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