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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Review: Roger Scruton’s “On Human Nature”

“The result is a thoughtful and nuanced book that testifies to both his theoretical and exegetical talents, solidifying Scruton’s legacy as the most talented conservative writer of his generation.”

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What Is Unity, Anyways?

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Without some clarification on this point, calling for unity looks less like an appeal to historical precedent and more like the nostalgic projection of order and stability onto time periods that were anything but.”

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Why the Left Can’t Agree on Anything

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“The irony is that this is in stark contrast to how our rivals on the political right often portray the Left.”

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How Ben Shapiro Might Consider Locke More Carefully

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“Locke’s theoretical arguments prefigured another thinker who had a lot to say about labor and property: Karl Marx.”

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A Tribute to Michael Brooks

It is truly hard to believe that he is gone and that this burgeoning collaboration and friendship will never get the chance to grow.”

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Review: Ronald Beiner’s “Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right”

“During the past few years before, I had struggled with—and then firmly said goodbye to—the Catholicism of my upbringing, and I was searching for a new philosophy of meaning that did not seem to depend on so many leaps of faith.”

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A Reply to Elizabeth Powers: “Woke” Activists and Deconstruction

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“The respective propriety of each strand of said activism must be engaged with on a case-by-case basis, rather than be lumped together with all other causes before being explained away with references to academic trends.”

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The Authentic Conservative vs. the Reactionary Conservative

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“The reactionary outlook is, consequently, hostile to the commitment to moral equality that authentic conservatives, liberals, and progressives share.”

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Understanding the Reactionary Outlook

One of the defining features of the reactionary outlook is how thin its conception of life’s meaning is, and this, in turn, explains why reactionaries tend to be so anxious about it all falling apart…”

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What Cormac McCarthy Saw When He Saw Evil

“When asked to describe Chigurh, the few people lucky enough to have encountered him and survived claimed he that ‘looked like anybody.'”

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Why Wendy Brown Remains as Relevant as Ever

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“Brown makes the bold choice of echoing conservative critics in scrutinizing left-wing variants of identity politics from a Nietzschean perspective; however, she takes a far more nuanced and less polemical approach.”

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Bhaskar Sunkara’s “The Socialist Manifesto” and Understanding Millennial Socialism

What has become ‘millennial socialism’ arguably got its start in 2011, with the founding of Jacobin, a proudly left-wing magazine that was trendy, readable, and erudite.”

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