Propaganda Art The Center - “Yet now the Enlightenment too, like ancient thought before, finds its enduring legacy threatened by a fundamentalist competitor.” Race Hochdorf 7/27/2021
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Edward J. Watts: Dissecting the Rhetoric of Decline The Center - “But one of the dangers is it’s very easy when there is change that makes someone uncomfortable to immediately say that this is a society that’s in decline and to blame somebody for causing it.” Johanna Leo 7/22/2021
UFOs, Zombies, and Our Cyborg Futures The Left - “However, without wishing to entertain hyperbole, we may conversely deem this great exposé to be rather trivial—even inconsequential—especially when considering the increasingly ‘extraordinary’ nature of our own existence.” Al Binns 7/17/2021
From Revolting Masses to Revolting Elites The Center - “Although reaching immense influence in the 20th century, the mass man is the ‘spoiled child of history,’ and when he goes in search of bread, says Ortega, he always does one thing, ‘He wrecks the bakery.'” Chris Augusta 7/16/2021
Review: Robin DiAngelo’s “Nice Racism” The Center - “One thing that sets Nice Racism apart from her other books is the depth of its cynicism.” Christopher Paslay 7/14/2021
Kai Whiting: Clearing up Misconceptions about Stoicism The Center - “The other fans that have a dangerously inaccurate idea about what it means to be Stoic are the ‘Broics.'” Johanna Leo 7/12/2021
Liberal Democracy Lives on the Page, Not the Screen The Center - “Here, I would like to reflect on the optimal mechanisms for sustaining the rational mindset that undergirds liberal democracy.” Thomas Koenig 7/8/2021
Are Cities Heading for a Fiscal Crunch? The Right - “Although they are run down, many still boast high local taxes. Sadly, this forms a vicious cycle of adverse selection, spiraling tax rates, and underfunding. “ Eddie Ferrara 7/1/2021
In Reply to Tomasz Witkowski: To Foster a Culture of Common Sense The Center - “What is needed is a return to a culture of common sense and personal well-being, in which one is judged according to what kind of person one is and how one conducts one’s life.” Paul Sturdee 6/29/2021
The Power of Stories to Tear Us Apart The Center - “In his TED Talk ‘Be suspicious of stories,’ Tyler Cowen explains that, when we create stories, ‘We’re imposing order on the mess we observe.'” Peter Clarke 6/28/2021
Why Porn? Why This Porn? Why So Little Concern? The Left - “I want to explore this conclusion by asking why pornography is so prevalent, why themes of domination and subordination are so prevalent in pornography, and why so many people defend or celebrate it, even in progressive and feminist circles.” Robert Jensen 6/24/2021
The Press and Violence against Asian-Americans  The Center - “It seems as though they will do anything to avoid actually backing approaches that would begin to remedy these problems, all of which start with taking a harder-line on those who routinely commit violent crimes.” Erich J. Prince 6/22/2021
A Rocking Chair with a Fan? Parallels with Psychotherapy The Center - “This modest and inconspicuous doctor published a 2018 guide for lay people, describing simple methods for helping people with mental health problems, entitled Where There Is No Psychiatrist.” Tomasz Witkowski 6/18/2021
Patriotism: The Supreme Political Virtue The Center - “Here, Smith steps in, and he admirably makes a case to both the Left and the Right that patriotism is a worthy political virtue in need of resuscitation here in the United States.” Thomas Koenig 6/17/2021
Review: Louis Menand’s “The Free World” Criticism - “In many ways, the book also reads as a eulogy to a liberal, liberalizing, and internationalist America.” Paul Krause 6/14/2021