Abortion and the Mythic Mother Personal Essay - “They do not realize good mothering comes from fearlessness. Few things promote more fear than being deprived of control of one’s own body.” Melissa Knox 12/5/2022
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On the Inevitability of Racism The Center - “As psychoanalysis long ago has perspicaciously demonstrated, prejudice is universal to human nature and is evolutionarily informed.” Jon Mills 12/5/2022
COVID-19 and the Banality of Evil The Left - “Compulsory obedience can especially be seen in how the Democratic Party has changed since the election of President Biden in 2020. Before he entered office, COVID-19 was more accepted as an important and legitimate issue.” Andrew Joseph Pegoda 12/4/2022
Five Poems of Neighborhood  Poetry - “‘What have you got there?’ ‘It’s snapper.’/“Did you catch it?’ ‘No, my dad caught it—/He says to watch out for any tiny bones.'”  Harold Jones 12/2/2022
Russia Will Pursue Desperate Strategies After It Exhausts Its Missile Supply The Center - “Aside from the fact that history shows that rockets are far more useful at inflicting damage against military than civilian targets, their misuse may indicate an underlying strategic desperation in the Kremlin.” Julian Spencer-Churchill 12/1/2022
The First Metaverse Nation The Center - “What is new, in this case, is that the people of Tuvalu are hoping their future metaverse-based civilization will continue to function as a state and will be recognized internationally as a proper nation.” Peter Clarke 12/1/2022
Review: Maurice Glasman’s “Blue Labour: The Politics of the Common Good” The Right - “For Labour forgot that life involves loss and tragedy. It forgot that ‘human beings are not commodities, but creative and social beings longing for connection and meaning.'” Seamus Flaherty 11/30/2022
William Jacobson: What Happened to Campus? The Right - “I’m not optimistic at all that campuses can be reformed. They certainly cannot be reformed from within…Academia is gone. It is a monoculture. It is a hermetically sealed bubble.” Erich J. Prince 11/14/2022
No, Let’s Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven The Center - “It must become embarrassing to admit one ever supported uninformed and nonconsensual participation in a medical experiment or mass house arrest and coerced isolation.” Allen Farrington 11/7/2022
Fetterman v. Oz (And a Love Letter to a Conflicted Pennsylvania) Personal Essay - “Not everything stays the same, and, in many cases, it probably should not.” Erich J. Prince 11/1/2022
George Psalmanazar and the Extreme Art of Imposture Personal Essay - “Many of us also like impostors because, deep down, we understand that to exist only matter-of-factly, without fiction, would be intolerable.” Matthew Wardour 10/31/2022
The Complexity Paradox The Center - “We are great at handling complexity until things get really, really complex.” Jennifer Garvey Berger 10/27/2022
Review: “Homer: The Very Idea” by James I. Porter  Criticism - “But the price of that fame and quasi-divine status took its toll. ‘Immortality had its costs,’ Porter writes, ‘and Homer paid for it dearly.'” Paul Krause 10/24/2022
4 x 9 Poetry - “Anyone who keeps/A compost heap knows the whole of life” Harold Jones 10/21/2022
Putin’s Nuclear Threats Show that Jacinda Adern is Wrong About Nuclear Weapons The Center - “[Prime Minister Ardern] is correct that nuclear weapons arsenals carry with them great risks of widespread destruction. However, the greatest risk lies in committing not to use them.” Julian Spencer-Churchill 10/14/2022