Review: Jan Swafford’s “Mozart: The Reign of Love” Criticism - “The problem is that this story of Mozart that we think we know is not true at all; thankfully, Jan Swafford is here to correct the problem.” Paul Krause 3/3/2021
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Who Qualifies for a Second Chance? The Center - “Can their good works ever balance out any of the harm they have caused?” Peter Clarke 3/2/2021
Germany’s Been Down the Road to Serfdom; Now, China Is Doing the Same The Right - “Like 20th century Germany, the PRC’s embrace of socialism, nationalism, and the worst elements of collectivism have resulted in unspeakable horrors.” Aaron Tao and Amy Lutz 3/2/2021
Conservatives Are Getting Lost in “Ideas” The Right - “Shapiro’s most recent book How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps presents the United States’ problems, which he sees as near-fatal if left unaddressed, as rooted in the world of ideas and political philosophy.” Henry George 3/1/2021
Nicholas Kristof Discusses “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” The Left - “One of the reasons our anti-poverty efforts in America don’t do better is we start too late. We need to help kids early on.” Thomas Koenig 2/28/2021
When John F. Kennedy Saved the World (Part II) The Center - “Kennedy no doubt considered his relations with Khrushchev in making his decision. He had been groomed by his father to be a ruthless competitor.” Jonathan Church 2/27/2021
The Capitol and Democracy Both Qualify as “Sacred” The Right - “The immediate danger of the Capitol attack has ended. However, the work of repairing the tear in the fabric of our nation has only just begun, a task we neglect at our peril.” Matt Hoberg 2/26/2021
Robert Orlando: Bending Genre in Filmmaking The Center - “If you look through the films, it’s a propaganda machine, where identity politics is always featured. There’s no space there for just a common universal story, which is the appeal to human frailty or common ground.” Kathryn Kuhlman 2/26/2021
A Brief History of Nothing (Part III): From Dada, to Dachau, to Davos The Center - “While seemingly contrary in ‘theory,’ the great totalitarian systems—fascism and communism—would have a great deal in common in practice. Both are manifestations of the human Ego flailing about in a world reduced to Nothing.” Chris Augusta 2/25/2021
Review: “The Klondike Bake-Oven Deaths” Criticism - “In a novel to be released later this month, Hornblum—perhaps best known for his 1998 non-fiction book Acres of Skin, which centers on different events at Holmesburg Prison—retells the calamitous events of August, 1938.” Asher Ellis 2/24/2021
James Madison, Greg Weiner, and What to Do about the Filibuster The Center - “Patience ‘is the central constitutional virtue—and it is, by all signs, a lost one.'” Thomas Koenig 2/24/2021