Janice Kerbel

I don’t mean that I don’t care about the viewers I think more about what motivates me to make it and trust that there’s value in that.

I was listening to Tate videos while working today and the line at the end of the video about Janice Kerbel stuck with me. I think I misheard it though… I thought she said “…that there is volume in that.”
Just jotting it down here for reference. From 3:19 in the video.

Evil doesn’t wear black boots

“You think evil is going to come into your houses wearing big black boots. It doesn’t come like that.

Look at the language.

It begins in the language.”

– Joseph Brodsky, exiled Russian poet

A Conservative Case for Identity Politics

…human beings are hive-minded animals whose moral judgments are shaped more by sentiments than by reason. Thus, when we are confronted by arguments we disagree with, we can easily find reasons to reject them. The search for disconfirming evidence, however, can sometimes be short-circuited, especially when we feel close to the person making an argument we disagree with. As the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt concluded in his 2012 book, “The Righteous Mind,” if we have “affection, admiration, or desire to please” other people, we lean toward them and attempt to “find the truth” in their arguments. Social proximity matters.


Jon A. Shields, an associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, is a co-author of “Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University.”