Why are Democratic Alliances so Sluggish? (And a Solution) Julian Spencer-Churchill Op-Ed - “The democratic form of government is persistently incompetent at preparing for its own defense, despite fair warnings.” 6/13/2024
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Historical Shadows: The Far-Right Surge in Germany and Austria Gerfried Ambrosch Op-Ed - “For far too long, their concerns were ignored by center and left-wing parties, and so they turned elsewhere.” 6/11/2024
In Reply to Walter Block: Relocation Must Be Off the Table Ben Burgis Essay - “It is not particularly interesting that I disagree with Block’s argument. I am a bleeding-heart left-winger who thinks every human being has a right to healthcare, housing, education, and much more…The interesting part is that [his arguments] fly in the face of the values he cares about.” 6/10/2024
Lynn Xu’s Cantilevered Vase of Moonlight Johnny Payne Essay - “Here reposes the reverie-inducing freedom of Rilke and Proust, where you get to say ‘dreaming’ twice, or a thousand times, and even ‘et cetera’ twice, in case you forgot to fill in the blank with your own lyrical, rapture-adjacent images the first time.” 6/9/2024
Yes, to a Palestinian State—Just Not Inside or Right Next to Israel Walter E. Block Op-Ed - “There is a strong positive relationship between living under the benefits of a government and human flourishing. Those without its protection must suffer, at the very least, compared to those who are fortunate in this regard.” 6/7/2024
Aprinism: A Worldview Simon Maass Essay - “As mentioned, comparisons with other life-forms are often useful for understanding our human existence. Accordingly, I have derived the word ‘Aprinism’ from the Latin ‘aprinus,’ meaning ‘boar-like.'” 6/5/2024
Putin’s Very Limited Tactical Nuclear Warfare Options Julian Spencer-Churchill Op-Ed - “Anticipating what a Russian nuclear attack would look like is an important first step in fashioning an appropriate response.” 6/4/2024
When the Elites Declare War Alexander Zubatov Essay - “Show trials, we had thought, were totalitarian relics, a blunt tool wielded by dictators like Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong in order to show people, quite literally, what would happen to those who dared to defy the regime. And here it was, happening in 2024, in America.” 6/3/2024
On the Music of John Prine Erich J. Prince Essay - “For me, though, there is one Prine song I find the most philosophical, though many of his songs do indeed have that bent…The song is  ‘Fish and Whistle,’ the first track on his 1978 album Bruised Orange…” 6/2/2024
J.S. Mill: Equiliberal Seamus Flaherty Essay - “For [Patrick] Deneen, the most nefarious influence in the history of liberal political thought is John Stuart Mill, son of Enlightenment radical James Mill, godson of utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, and the author of the canonical 1859 liberal text, On Liberty.” 5/31/2024
Chasing Immortality, Living on the Edge: A Review of “Transhuman Citizen,” the Biography of Zoltan Istvan Peter Clarke Essay - “Although the project to end death is clearly important to Istvan, his forthcoming biography, ‘Transhuman Citizen: Zoltan Istvan’s Hunt for Immortality’ by Ben Murnane, reveals that he has arguably lived his life in response to a related but slightly different question…” 5/30/2024
You Actually Do Co-Parent with the Government, So Make It Co-Parent Better David Ferrero Essay - “Although pithy and pugnacious, the slogan is wrong. The moment parents drop a child off at the schoolhouse door, they entrust the school to take over some of their parenting responsibilities.” 5/28/2024
Kink or Worship or Both: Megan Fernandes’ “I Do Everything I’m Told” Johnny Payne Essay - “In invoking (and sometimes tweaking) cherished predecessors, this gently impious collection also helps refurbish form.” 5/26/2024
Dr. Geeta Nayyar: Better Healthcare in a New Era of Tech Henri Mattila Interview - “Inevitably, at the end of the ‘myth and disinformation train’ are doctors and nurses cleaning up the mess in the emergency room. There is a potion or snake oil for every ailment, from skincare to curing baldness…” 5/23/2024
Commodification in America: Old and New Casey Chalk Essay - “And yet, today, we continue to engage in various forms of commodifying the human person, even if they are less visibly brutal and bloody.” 5/22/2024