Archive: Carolina Critic

  • ‘The Help’ a Powerful Story of Personal Courage and Perseverance

    “The Help” explores a difficult and challenging period of our nation’s history with grace and balance, telling a powerful story of personal courage and perseverance in the face of ignorance, misunderstanding, discouragement, and outright condemnation. Despite an emotionally challenging ending that leaves the viewer on a difficult down note, “The…

  • Bailey’s ‘Blind Allegiance’ Portrays a Paranoid Palin

    The lion’s share of the book focuses on the much-discussed Troopergate scandal, in which the Palins allegedly targeted Wooten for termination following threats against their family. When public safety commissioner Walt Monegan didn’t bow to her wishes, Palin fired him. Such were the charges from political opponents, at least. ..If…

  • ‘Fair Trade’ Gets In-Depth Scrutiny

    Mohan concludes by making the case that free trade is a far better development policy for the world’s poor. By extending the market and bringing capital investment to third world nations, free trade increases production, leading to higher living standards. Fair trade does little or nothing to speed up economic…

  • Shapiro Chronicles TV’s Liberal Propaganda Efforts

    Ben Shapiro’s fascinating new book Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV makes us think about television as we never have before, much in the same way Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism made us think about modern liberalism.

  • Dispelling Smoot-Hawley’s Myths

    “But although Smoot-Hawley was not entirely responsible for the massive outbreak of protectionism in the early 1930s,” concludes Irwin, “it certainly contributed to the climate in which such policies flourished.” A few passages read like an academic journal. On the other hand, 17 editorial cartoons throughout the book educate and…