A Chapter from Our Forthcoming Book Critiquing Jordan Peterson The Left - “Peterson consistently invokes the Schopenhauerian-Nietzschean trope that the most important thing is to strengthen the self against the suffering of the world. The stronger one becomes, the greater and more worthy of respect and emulation by those around him.” Matt McManus 11/20/2019
“OK, Boomer!” Understood The Left - “Old leftists fully wish to hold Trump, Johnson, Bolsonaro, Salvini and co., to account for their post-truthism. Meanwhile the younger leftist is likely to be ‘post-truth’ themselves.” Mike Watson 11/19/2019
Mexico: A “Failed State”? The Left - “And, at the regional level, Mexico should pursue stronger cooperation with the United States regarding control of arm trafficking, such as Operation ‘Frozen,’ which attempts ‘to freeze the illegal movement of guns between the two countries.'” Luz Paola García 11/18/2019
Why We’re Writing a Book-Length Critique of Jordan Peterson The Left - “Diverse as they may be, these four authors are united by a desire to confront Peterson on his own terms—that is, to eschew tawdry criticism and ad hominem attacks and instead to get to the nucleus of his thought.“ Conrad Hamilton and Matt McManus 11/17/2019
The Solution to the “Incel” Problem The Center - “A State that hopes to mingle in the bedroom is one step closer to totalitarianism, and that is why sex redistribution is a horrifying prospect. But, while not enforcing it, the State, and most importantly, leaders of civil society (most crucially, intellectuals), should send the message that monogamy is a good thing.” Gabriel Andrade 11/13/2019
The Driver of the Trumpian Movement: Resentment? The Left - “But the more interesting argument Nietzsche puts forward is that resentment was at the base of many of the West’s egalitarian philosophies.” Matt McManus 11/11/2019
Getting to the Bottom of Ben Shapiro’s Popularity The Left - “Robinson’s article is both interesting and useful because it summarizes neatly and cogently almost every argument that those on the Left might make against Shapiro. However, it also begins to lay out a broad notion of why critiques of Shapiro usually fail.” Néstor de Buen 11/10/2019
When the Left Doesn’t Like Science Either The Center - “At the time when postcolonialist scholars were saying these silly things (starting in the latter half of the 20th Century), some philosophers of science were also developing some strange ideas.” Gabriel Andrade 11/9/2019
Thomas Friedman, Barack Obama, and the Longstanding Tumult in Syria The Center - “Had Obama intervened strongly enough in 2013, Syria could have been his Bosnia, a long-running humanitarian disaster that a U.S. president halted after initially dragging his feet.” Michael D. Purzycki 11/7/2019
Where Did Post-Modernism Come From? The Left - “In this short essay, I will argue that there were three factors, which contributed to the emergence of post-modern culture.” Matt McManus 11/6/2019
Getting a Tattoo: Often an Unwise Decision The Right - “This past Mother’s Day, in a survey of over 3,000 mothers who had tattoos, 51% of them said if they had to choose between removing a bad tattoo and receiving a new piece of jewelry (of equal value) as a gift, they would choose tattoo removal.” Solomon Green 11/5/2019