Welcome to my weekly digest for July 1, 2022.
For new subscribers, this contains a roundup of my recent writings and podcasts, as well as links to the best articles from around the web this week. You can control what emails you get from me by visiting your account page.
Note: There will be no regular podcast on Monday in honor of US Independence Day.
With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies
Political and religious conservative elites are often the biggest enemy of the American man. I actually prefer feminism. It’s more direct and honest.
We see this again as, like Rick Scott did before him, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed legislation that would have established a presumption of joint custody in cases of divorce, and eliminated lifetime alimony.
There’s nothing “based” about Republican political leaders actively promoting incentives for women to file for divorce, or the evangelical leaders who enable them by demonizing men.
Believe it or not, as a man you are very often better off getting divorced in a blue state like New Jersey than a red one like North Carolina.
American’s “conservative” leaders are at their core anti-family.
Related: The Times (UK): I left my husband for the most hated man in America
New Content and Media Mentions
New this week:
An Alternate Universe of Institutional Competence (Subscriber Only). A look at how Norway not only responded extremely well to the Covid pandemic, but how they are looking to respond even better in the future.
At American Reformer, Gordon Dakota Arnold writes a farewell to Roe.
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Best of the Web
James Wood recorded a video essay for First Things on his article about evolving on Tim Keller and the response to it.
David Perell has an interesting writeup about Austin, Texas. Worth a read if you are thinking about moving there or just want to understand the hype.