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
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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
The Two-faces of Classical Music: Criticism Good, Bad, and Ugly Criticism - “Why, after all, should it be ‘pro-test,’ and not ‘de-test’? Protest once meant to give testimony in pro of something good, over and against something corrupt.” Justin Hall 6/12/2021
In Support of Snobbery The Center - “The work of totalitarianism takes a lot of muscle, but most of it is done by just one: the wooden tongue.” Vahaken Mouradian 6/11/2021
Gov. Brian Kemp: How to Stand up to Corporate Pressure The Right - “We lost the All-Star Game, but I think we won the battle because that fight has moved to other states now because we are on the right side of this issue, and we push back so hard.” Erich J. Prince 6/9/2021
An Open Letter to The Rumpus First-Person - “…I cannot stand by while supposedly smart, thoughtful, and vocal leaders in the literary world choose to misuse (or condone the misuse of) the word ‘genocide.'” Nina Lichtenstein 6/8/2021
Review: Chris Bail’s “Breaking the Social Media Prism” The Center - “To explain why the echo chamber corrective flopped, Bail puts forth an alternative theory of how today’s social media is helping drive polarization and mutual contempt between partisans.” Thomas Koenig 6/4/2021
Sohrab Ahmari and Michael Brendan Dougherty on Reclaiming Faith, Family, and Nation The Right - “In an age of iconoclasm, Ahmari reiterates the indispensable need for the icon of tradition that points beyond itself to the everlasting, and Dougherty captures how the icon of national particularism can also point beyond itself to the universal.” Henry George 6/2/2021
The Greatest of the Forgotten Conservative Thinkers The Right - “A polity of such geopolitical importance would surely be expected to have birthed an intellectual reaction to the French Revolution that was comparable to its formidable military response.” Dan Mikhaylov 6/1/2021
Mary Harrington: Family Formation in the 2020s The Right - “The long-term problem there is that if your feminism becomes associated with anti-natalism, sooner or later it’s going to trigger a backlash, and that backlash is not going to look very nice for women.” Erich J. Prince 5/28/2021
Biden’s Tax Policies Would Hamstring Economic Recovery and Social Mobility The Right - “The recovery itself is likely to be the largest job creator this decade.” Gonzalo Schwarz and Daniel Bunn 5/25/2021
Sir Roger Scruton’s Wagner Criticism - “Scruton loved Wagner. The two were a match made in heaven, or hell, depending on your perspective and appreciation of irony.” Paul Krause 5/25/2021
In a Future Driven by Artificial Intelligence, “Career Adjacency” Offers Humans Agency   The Center - “However trendy this new semantic shift, the word is more relevant than ever: “Career adjacency” is now the future of human work.” Jamie Merisotis 5/24/2021
Buy Out the Settlers The Center - “The United States can offer a very innovative solution to a seemingly intractable conflict: Pay Israel to withdraw its settlers.” Michael D. Purzycki 5/22/2021