At a certain point in X-Men: Apocalypse, the titular villain hijacks the brain of renowned telepath Professor X (James McAvoy) and uses it to control every nuclear missile operator on the planet. En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) wants to destroy the world—or, rather, to cleanse it of the meddlesome humans who have dirtied and defiled it—and, to that end, has the military men fire their nukes into the sky.
There has been much outrage from liberals in the media about the fact that a libertarian billionaire bankrolled Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. (Flashback: good triumphs over evil.) Many have suggested that this is the death of free speech and an independent press, because anyone who annoys Thiel will face punitive and frivolous lawsuits from now …
About eight-and-a-half years ago, the folks at Gawker made a big to-do about outing a libertarian tech billionaire named Peter Thiel. According to Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker, Thiel “was so paranoid that, when I was looking into the story, a year ago, I got a series of messages relaying the destruction that would rain down on me, and various innocent civilians caught in the crossfire, if a story ever ran.”
Yesterday we learned the form of the destructor that Thiel chose: Hulk Hogan.
Dov Waxman, a professor of political science at Northeastern University, says he has written Trouble in the Tribe to investigate the “internecine battle” waged over Israel in the American Jewish community. What emerges instead is an apologia for radical anti-Israel Jewish organizations and a distorted image of organized American Jewry as intolerant, elitist, and intent on silencing those who dare criticize Israel.