The Importance of Winston Churchill and ‘Darkest Hour’

Without a doubt, the best film that I saw in 2017 is Darkest Hour. Trailer: Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement), and starring the incomparable Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, this is historically inspired feature filmmaking at its very finest, as the summary of the plot suggests: During the early days of World War II, with … Continued


What Teddy Roosevelt and Winston Churchill can Teach us About ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Men have started taking classes to unlearn “toxic masculinity.” But nothing about true masculinity is “toxic”—in fact, it’s something that should be promoted, not stifled. According to its liberal critics, toxic masculinity can consist of wearing long beards, choosing a male doctor, or having large muscles. They say that society pressures men into certain behaviors, … Continued


Perseverance: All the Way to the End

From The Seven Deadly Virtues, author and political satirist Christopher Buckley discusses perseverance, “the one that most lends itself to motto, sloganeering, and escutcheon.” A fitting virtue for this Veteran’s Day. — [Ed.] Today, we proclaim our personal slogans and mantras on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets. One of the most prominent of the latter variety is … Continued

The Seven Deadly Virtues

The Daily Pop Culture Scene

by Emily Esfahani Smith Where pop culture meets the virtues . . . Salmon Rushdie on the Wonder of Christopher Hitchens (and His Magnificent Argument with Death)—Vanity Fair Downton Abbey, a Simply Irresistible Show, Is Where Jane Austen meets Jackie Collins—NYDN Page Views Related: The Fashion of Wartime (as Downton Abbey enters WWI)—Vogue The Left’s … Continued