When Conservative Christians Invoke Nietzsche

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“Given this, we can recognize that Nietzsche would have seen layers of irony in these contemporary conservative figures appealing to his ideas to critique contemporary socialists…while simultaneously expressing concern about declining Christian values.”

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Kant: the Greatest Liberal Philosopher?

The Telegraph

“So what, then, makes someone a liberal? In this piece, I am going to argue that the philosophy of Immanuel Kant provides some clues.”

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How to Honor the Legacy of Michael Brooks

“When it comes to theorizing about cosmopolitan socialism, Michael, unfortunately, passed on before he could spell out the details. However, we can infer much from his criticisms of conservative histories.”

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Our First Year without Roger Scruton

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At his best, Scruton was a panoramic thinker of formidable intellect who puts to shame many of the lesser polemicists who have followed in his giant footsteps.”

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: a Post-Modern Philosopher?

Struck by this realization, Wittgenstein insisted that the best thing now was simply to stop doing philosophy and to try and find in life what could not be said with certainty.”

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Book Announcement: “The Emergence of Post-Modernity”

(Justin Wolfe)

This is one of the reasons for the remarkable loneliness and alienation from others many have detected in the post-modern landscape.”

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Four Ways Freedom Has Been Understood

In this brief article, my final for the year, I will discuss four different ways freedom has been conceived of in the European philosophical tradition.”

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Christian Conservatism and Neo-Gnosticism: A Reply to Nick Opyrchal

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However, Žižek’s entire point is that the dialectical method reveals a shocking truth about the world: that certain limitations cannot be overcome because they are built into the structure of reality itself.”

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Preview: “A Critical Legal Conception of Liberalism and Liberal Rights”

“My new book, A Critical Legal Examination of Liberalism and Liberal Rights, holds that liberalism is best understood as a political and moral doctrine committed to two fundamental principles.”

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Žižek and Milbank: The Monstrosity of Christ?

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“However, the purpose of this reading is to stress—contra more conservative interpreters like Milbank—that the disordered post-modern world that we inhabit is not a firm break with Christianity.”

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On Donald Trump, the Person

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“Throughout my writings on post-modern conservatism, I have generally avoided discussing President Donald Trump’s personality.”

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Ten Books Every Progressive Should Read to Understand the Right

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One question I am often asked by engaged leftists is what texts are most helpful for understanding the political right.”

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Book Review: “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns”

“Now, in what is sure to be a more controversial move, Burgis is turning his analytical skills towards criticizing the political left.”

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Preview: “A Critical Legal Examination of Liberalism and Liberal Rights”

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“While we may be cursed to live in interesting times, this presents an opportunity to rethink some of our basic assumptions about the democratic politics of liberal states…”

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The Problems with Cultural Christianity

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“In this respect, it is not a defense of Christianity but its final undoing: the subordination of eternal God to the human, all too human need for reactionary political order and tribalistic identity.”

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