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The Great Works at the Acton Institute Open House

Thursday, November 4, 4pm - 8pm

Overview

This week, Eric Kohn, Sam Gregg, and Dan Hugger discuss what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes’ Met Gala tax-the-rich dress stunt says about the current state of our elites and of elite culture. Are our elites so frivolous because we’ve become frivolous? Or is it the other way around? And why are we so preoccupied with identifying hypocrisy rather than observing and highlighting the underlying implications of that hypocrisy, and the tributes that vice are paying to virtue when we find them? Then, they discuss the email sent to observant Jews at Barnard College in New York City, in effect demanding that they violate their Shabbat obligations to utilize technology for Covid-19 symptoms and to participate in contact tracing. Why is religious freedom so often an afterthought?

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A lady and her dress, &c. | Jay Nordlinger, National Review

Barnard College Bureaucrat Apologizes After Using COVID-19 Protocols To Target Jewish Students | Daniella Greenbaum Davis, The Federalist

Norm MacDonald on Bill Cosby

How 'elite overproduction' and 'lawyer glut' could ruin the U.S. | Peter Turchin, Bloomberg

Congress Is Weak Because Its Members Want It to Be Weak | Yuval Levin, Commentary

The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium | Martin Gurri

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 | Charles Murray