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
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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
Review: John Boehner’s “On the House” The Center - “On the House does not provide a clear answer, but, if one reads carefully, one might find that Boehner’s short-term pessimism and long-term optimism are both warranted.” Thomas Koenig 4/19/2021
James Burnham: Foreseeing Our Managerial Domination The Right - “This depoliticization of the public realm extends to the selection of the managerial class itself. Elections matter not at all. The managers perpetuate themselves…” Henry George 4/18/2021
Odysseus: the First Western Man Criticism - “Odysseus is the first recognizably Western man.” Paul Sturdee 4/16/2021
A Brief History of Nothing (Part IV): Wars of the Spirit The Center - “Lewis observes that young people are no longer being taught to experience a unity with greater powers but, rather, to accept themselves as separated from greater reality.” Chris Augusta 4/13/2021
Elena Thérèse-Rose: Making Catholicism Shareable (Especially on the Web) The Right - “Secondly, I’d say good advice is to gain familiarity with the saints and to perhaps gain some friends among the saints because often they are the best examples.” Erich J. Prince 4/11/2021