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The best sentence I read today…. – Publications – AEI

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AEI The best sentence I read today…. …. is from Elisha Maldonado, a member of the New York Post’s editorial board and a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, writing in the Wall Street Journal — “Anthony Bourdain vs. the Social-Justice Warriors: The celebrity chef scoffed at the notion of opposing ‘cultural appropriation’“: Perhaps the idea of “cultural appropriation” is itself an example of cultural imperialism—part of the social-justice warriors’ effort to assert world-wide ideological supremacy. Here’s more: When Anthony Bourdain took us to places like Libya and Venezuela and West Virginia, he let the locals shine. His vocation was about more than food. It was about people—understanding their cultures and their lives, lifting them up and making their dishes. The anonymous

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The best sentence I read today….

…. is from Elisha Maldonado, a member of the New York Post’s editorial board and a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, writing in the Wall Street Journal — “Anthony Bourdain vs. the Social-Justice Warriors: The celebrity chef scoffed at the notion of opposing ‘cultural appropriation’“:

Perhaps the idea of “cultural appropriation” is itself an example of cultural imperialism—part of the social-justice warriors’ effort to assert world-wide ideological supremacy.

Here’s more:

When Anthony Bourdain took us to places like Libya and Venezuela and West Virginia, he let the locals shine. His vocation was about more than food. It was about people—understanding their cultures and their lives, lifting them up and making their dishes. The anonymous street vendors were culinary geniuses.

It was knowing that we could partake in beauty even when we feel isolated from it inside ourselves. It was understanding, however fleetingly, that as empty as we may sometimes feel, food made with others’ love can be filling and nourishing.

If that’s what “cultural appropriation” means, serve me up a large plate, and hold the social justice.

The best sentence I read today….
Mark Perry

Mark Perry
Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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