The Land of Lost Content The Center - “As we move forward in the present struggle, where the question of race and religion becomes an endemic part of our theaters of division, we must strive to reject the retributive impulse and embrace what Martha Nussbaum keenly called the ‘rational faith.’” Anton Sorkin 7/14/2020
A Reply to Elizabeth Powers: “Woke” Activists and Deconstruction The Left - “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.” Matt McManus 7/14/2020
James Lindsay: How Critical Studies Led to Today’s Turmoil The Center - “This is an attempt at a social, cultural, and political revolution.” Kevin Turner 7/12/2020
The Shadow of Progress The Right - “In a worldview that prizes purity above progress, the flawed and erroneous are stains to be expunged. Their remembrance is not only deplorable but damning by association.” Tom Hyde 7/12/2020
Synecdoche, New York and Synecdoche, Croatia The Center - “Something very similar—and, only slightly less surreal—is currently happening in the Republic of Croatia.” Matija Štahan 7/11/2020
Pharmakon I: Post-Mortem The Left - “The country is no longer predominantly rural but urban, and the frontier mindset has been largely superseded by a cosmopolitan one.” Duluxan Sritharan 7/11/2020
The Unimaginative Hysteria of Umair Haque The Right - “Never mind that it is the Trump administration standing up for Uyghur Muslims, actual victims of genocide, by imposing sanctions on CPC officials this past week.” Tony D. Senatore 7/10/2020
The Pernicious Influence of Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s Sophistry The Center - “In one of the great exercises of academic sophistry in our times, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva wants to persuade us that color-blindness is racism, and color-consciousness is anti-racism.” Gabriel Andrade 7/9/2020
The Authentic Conservative vs. the Reactionary Conservative The Left - “The reactionary outlook is, consequently, hostile to the commitment to moral equality that authentic conservatives, liberals, and progressives share.” Matt McManus 7/8/2020
Nathan J. Robinson’s Curious Critique The Left - “If people’s convictions about those particular issues are weak enough that they could be changed by watching Rising, they surely could be changed in many other ways…” Néstor de Buen 7/7/2020
Review: “Welcome to the Rebellion: A New Hope in Radical Politics” by Michael Harris The Left - “Although set ‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….,’ the Star Wars narrative feels increasingly relevant with a very real empire, one of corporate domination, at large on earth today.” Al Binns 7/7/2020