Understanding Americans’ Rampant Dissatisfaction with Healthcare The Center - “As a patient, I do not want to hold hands with a robot and confide my health problems to a faceless entity. As a doctor, a patient, and a human being, I reject the currently shattered doctor-patient relationship.” Henry Buchwald 9/28/2023
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Incurious: George and the Postcolonialists The Center - “Schwartz-DuPre is dedicated to putting an end to the idea that Curious George is nothing more than an amusing story.” Melissa Knox 9/27/2023
On the Incoherence of “Decolonizing” the Academy The Center - “Ideological pressure and political conformity in the workplace, professional organizations, industry, and public institutional life are so pervasive that identity politics has all but ruined social tolerance, meritocracy, and the pursuit of excellence.” Jon Mills 9/26/2023
With Action, Gran Turismo Crosses the Finish Line. With Drama, Not So Much Criticism - “On the basis of viscerality alone, Gran Turismo is worth the price of admission for the two-hour cruise along.” Marko Ladan 9/25/2023
Samuel G. Freedman: What a Young Hubert Humphrey Can Teach Us The Left - “Humphrey’s insurgency at the convention basically lashed Truman to the mast of [Humphrey’s] own civil rights agenda. And desegregating the armed forces was arguably the single most important civil rights cause of that moment in time.” Erich J. Prince 9/16/2023
Un Carro Triste: A Melancholic Car Poetry - “We must take the language/by surprise;/seal its every utterance/with a kiss or tear…” Youlika Masry 9/15/2023
Matt Johnson: “How Hitchens Can Save the Left” The Left - “There really hasn’t been anybody like him since he passed…This is why there are these long compilations of ‘Hitchslaps’ on YouTube. It’s why most of the tributes to him focus on his rhetorical prowess—and just his brilliance on the debate stage.” Erich J. Prince 9/14/2023
On the Road to Damascus Poetry - “So here I am in the Radnor Township/Police Department Drunk Tank/in a white paper jumpsuit, shoelaces/removed to be sure I don’t hang myself…” W. D. Ehrhart 9/13/2023
A Practical Approach to Career Education for K-12 Students The Center - “America’s K-12 schools typically provide little information to young people on potential careers. They also generally do not provide work experiences that help them understand practical pathways to jobs and careers.” Bruno V. Manno 9/6/2023
Paul Gottfried: Understanding the Rich History of Paleoconservatism The Right - “Why is it more important to believe in my right to own a gun if I say it is a ‘human right’ or something like that then if I say it is a right which was given to free Englishmen in the Middle Ages and which is valued as a legacy of freedom for the […] Henry George 8/31/2023
Dictionary Poetry - “Sometimes—in the middle of fair night—/when disobedient moon turns vandal/and violently rips off the bolts/of my window-shutters, my eyelids…” Youlika Masry 8/30/2023
The Russo-Ukrainian War: A Very Simple Conflict The Left - “The Rada’s final decree is a reproach to all those who think of Ukraine as nothing more than an appendage of Russia, without a culture and a history of its own.” Daniel Sharp 8/29/2023
What Socrates Can Teach Us about Political Discourse The Center - “Rather than treating the other in a Socratic manner—which is to say, as a partner in the communal quest for truth—the polemicist roundly delegitimizes the other and reduces him to an ‘adversary, an enemy, who is wrong and whose very existence constitutes a threat.'”    James M. Magrini 8/27/2023
Bird Life: A Triptych Poetry - “No thought, as that of mine, to complete the bare/Purpose of their being, which is to feed and breed,/Become another edible, leave another seed.” Harold Jones 8/26/2023
Checking in on “Woke Europe” The Center - “Like the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, continental Europe would, therefore, do well to dial down the moralizing rhetoric associated with wokeness and return to the enlightened pragmatism, cultural liberalism, and scientific curiosity that gave us the modern world.” Gerfried Ambrosch 8/25/2023