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Nathan Shafer

Geek, musician, actor, writer, foodie, philosopher: Nathan Shafer is a passionate enthusiast of cultural expression, a passion that he expresses in his podcast and blog, The New Renaissance ( Born in 1970, Nathan writes and talks about the intersection of culture, politics, and a philosophy of Individualism, with an eye toward finding a common ground where liberty can grow and thrive.


Recently, Hollywood went through its annual Bacchanalia of back-patting, formal-wear, and good feeling; I refer, of course, to the Academy Awards—the Oscars. Traditionally, one of the most popular activities among conservatives on Oscar night is declaring, loudly and publicly,...