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Twitter’s “Like” Problem

Breaking up is always hard. But breaking off a decade-long relationship is especially difficult.  So if you have Twitter thumbs, you may need to brace yourself because rumors are circulating that Twitter may soon be breaking up with the “Like” but...

November 15, 2018

Alt-Right | American Civil War | Charlottesville | Civil Religion | Frederick Douglass | Lady Gaga | racism | Robert Bellah | Twitter | white supremacy


The war came, again, in August, this time in the guise of what The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb dubbed “The Battle of Charlottesville.” Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” hopped their basket and marched on the Lawn of the University of Virginia on the eveni...

September 28, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa | James McWilliams | identity protection | Snapchat | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter | Spotify | selfie

How To Save Your Soul

“How to Save Your Soul in a Digital Age” is the bold banner on the cover of The American Scholar (Spring, 2016). No, the magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society is not turning evangelistic. On page 22 the editors simply translate author James McWillia...

April 4, 2016