B.D. McClay, a contributing editor of THR, is an essayist and critic.
Genuine risks to public health are commingled with selective punishment and prejudice.
To what extent is “virtue signaling” a useful, or at least meaningful, phrase?
Symbols, like events, never float free from their context.
Efforts to protect public health can often lead to selective punishment and prejudice.
A zero sum reality, in which every win is someone else’s loss, exists in a constant state of crisis.
A translation of English to English presumes that ambiguity of language is always a flaw—but it’s not.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; even smaller minds complain about the rest of these people.
Humility, laziness, true confessions, and The Karate Kid—an interview with Alan Jacobs on his 79 Theses for Disputation.