Items of Note

Progress: Cheering Feminists Who Kill

Philosopher Falguni Sheth's powerful piece on the political implications of lifting the "ban on allowing women to join small-group combat units in the (United States) military." Dr. Sheth's blog can be found at, Translation Exercises.

The American Case Against a Black Middle Class

The Atlantic columnist, bon vivant, and all around stand-up guy, Ta-Nehisi Coates's pitch for the awesomeness of Isabel Wilkerson's magisterial narrative of The Great Migration, The Warmth of Other Suns. Coates reminds me once again why I believe him to be one of the finest American public intellectuals writing today.