Tony Daniel Reviews Greg Gutfeld’s “The Plus” at the Federalist with a Tale of Punk Days of Yore

Greg Gutfeld’s new book “The Plus” advises readers to be positive and unconventional–to always look for the “plus” in each moment. Tony Daniel remembers a writer he knew who did just that.

“Behold the Punk,” Tony Daniel writes. “In some ways, he’s like the Dude from “The Big Lebowski.” I’ve never met anybody quite like him. He’s sui generis. At the same time, he is representative. Iconic. He’s got a flashlight. I have a crowbar in my hand. We are breaking into an apartment building somewhere in Georgetown. It’s a Sunday morning in the summer of 1988.”

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Tony Daniel Argues in the ‘Federalist’ that the Destruction of Public Statues in America is Shortsighted and Wrong

federalist4site“When a mob tears down a statue, they are tearing down art,” Tony Daniel writes. “The artistic aspect of a sculpture is more important than its historic significance, and grows more so over time. All of this wrecking is a great shame. Furthermore, moving the statues to ‘safe spaces’ for political reasons plays right into the hands of the destroyers.”

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Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The Assault on American Excellence’ by Anthony Kronman for the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel details how the new book by former Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman, The Assault on American Excellence, bizarrely avoids placing the blame where it squarely belongs—our morally bankrupt educational systems.

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Tony Daniel Writes on His Curmudgeonly Disdain for Therapy Animals at the ‘Federalist’

federalist4siteThe only therapy animal that works is another human being, argues Tony Daniel at the Federalist.

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Tony Daniel Essay “Why You Can Never Truly Take The ‘Batsh-ttery’ Out Of Social Media” at ‘The Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel Takes an economic look at the excesses of social media in the marketplace of ideas at The Federalist. He claims that doing hard work and always trying to produce marketable creative expression is a far better way to leverage your friendships than constantly using social media. The article is here.