Mark Tapson is a writer, screenwriter, culture critic, and political commentator. The Shillman Fellow on Popular Culture for the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Mark has written nearly a thousand articles about the intersection of culture and politics for FrontPage Magazine, Acculturated, Intellectual Takeout, Breitbart, Time, The Federalist, National Review, The New Criterion, and elsewhere.
Mark has appeared on CNN, Glenn Beck, and other TV and internet outlets to discuss culture and politics, as well as making many radio and public appearances. He has also been interviewed about his political conversion in the documentary Blocking the Path to 9/11, and about the crisis of masculinity in the Doc Emet Productions documentary The Fight of Our Lives.
For the Freedom Center, Mark has appeared on or led many panel discussions on topics ranging from cultural Marxism to religious liberty to Islamic terrorism. And he has interviewed notable figures, before live audiences, such as defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, Clinton prosecutor Kenneth Starr, Benghazi warrior Mark “Oz” Geist, historian Ron Radosh, award-winning author Lela Gilbert, and conservative intellectual David Horowitz.
As a screenwriter, among the numerous films Mark has worked on are the controversial ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11 and the award-winning documentary Jihad in America: The Grand Deception, co-written with terrorism expert Steven Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. He is currently adapting Peter Schweizer and Caspar Weinberger’s book The Next War for the big screen.
Mark is also the author of a forthcoming book on chivalry and the war on masculinity from Templeton Press.
In a statement that crystallized the spirit of his era, Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola declared in his Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486) that the free will granted to us by God allows us either to descend to the level of brutes or to aspire [...]
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for War. – George Washington During the January [...]
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On the cusp of the 2008 presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama memorably told a crowd at Missouri University that “we are five days from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” This notion that the incoming administration intended to burn down the old, flawed America, so that a [...]
In a revealing 2013 network promo, then-host Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC caused a stir by declaring, in the context of children’s education, “We’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: ‘Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility.’ We haven’t had a very collective notion that [...]