George W. Bush’s “Out of Many, One”: A Message of Gratitude The Center - “And at a time when so many, on both the Left and Right, seem intent on tearing everything down, President Bush reminds us how much we have.” Thomas Koenig 5/3/2021
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Is Inflation Finally Going to Be a Problem? The Right - “Finally, the mere expectation of inflation can actually bring it to pass.” Eddie Ferrara 5/2/2021
What “Star Wars” Taught Me about War, Liberty, and Human Nature Personal Essay - “For a young immigrant boy who knew nothing about politics or history, Star Wars had a universal appeal that transcended language, nationality, time, and other superficial social barriers.” Aaron Tao 5/1/2021
Open Carry in the Time of the Pandemic Personal Essay - “Channeling Uncle Bill, who died over a decade ago, I invite his ghost to weigh in. But rather than answering, he walks me downstairs in his old Brooklyn house, where we stand together in his paneled den—the perfect skin we’d heard about, now on the floor.” Robin Greene 4/30/2021
Antje Ellermann: What Drives a Country’s Openness to Immigration The Center - “Interest group pressure typically opens up immigration.” Mark Hecht 4/29/2021
James Burnham: Foreseeing Our Managerial Domination (Part II) The Right - “Ultimately, in order to thwart the managerial system, the American conservative movement needs to co-opt the managerial system.” Henry George 4/27/2021
Virgil’s War and Peace Criticism - “Two millennia later, we are still warring over the meaning of Virgil’s Aeneid.” Paul Krause 4/26/2021
Poem: “Epicycle(s)” Poetry - “Wilderness of whys./Labyrinth of I’s./Foreground, background./Busy, busy eyes.” Benjamin L. Pérez 4/25/2021
The Facebook Oversight Board: How to Make It Actually Work The Center - “Accordingly, we believe that Facebook could streamline its appeals process by following the guidelines suggested above.” Mike Matthys 4/23/2021
Independent Wealth: a Prerequisite for Speaking Up? The Center - “This point deserves all the more consideration today, at a time in recent history that has become uniquely critical of concentrated wealth, both of the inherited and earned variety.” Erich J. Prince 4/23/2021
A Big, Bad Word The Center - “But the thinking man ought to deploy le mot juste—the precise term—because of the heartburn it gives petty tyranny, as all truths reliably do.” Vahaken Mouradian 4/20/2021