Desperately Seeking Consistency The Center - “And, as Michael Lind pointed out in Tablet, Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill was not the only Capitol Hill taken over by extremists thanks to a lax police presence—witness ultra-progressive Seattle.” Michael D. Purzycki 1/15/2021
Transgender Rites: How Trans Activism Manipulates Public Opinion The Center - “The notion that gender identity is a matter of self-identification, separate from biological sex, not only flies in the face of science but also leads to circular reasoning.” Gerfried Ambrosch 1/15/2021
Our First Year without Roger Scruton The Left - “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.” Matt McManus 1/14/2021
Mr. President, Please Consider Following John Adams’s Example The Center - “So, if President Trump sticks to his plans not to attend the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, he has a remaining option that still very much respects the peaceful transfer of government set into place by our nation’s Founders.” Zachary Rose 1/13/2021
The Woke Mob vs. the Trump Mob: the Real Double Standard The Center - “There is a real double standard at work. It is a glaring one, not the one President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris claim exists but, rather, the one they want to gaslight us into accepting.” Alexander Zubatov 1/13/2021
Don’t Cancel the Classics—We Need Them More Than Ever Criticism - “Those who are adamant that love will trump hate, heal the world, and divinize us are not articulating anything new. The Greeks are still singing to us the songs of humanistic love as the spirit that will heal the world.” Paul Krause 1/12/2021
What Ails Us? The Center - “The loss of faith in America, its promises, and its constitutional and democratic ideals augurs not only American decline, but American collapse.” Thomas Koenig 1/12/2021
Ludwig Wittgenstein: a Post-Modern Philosopher? The Left - “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.” Matt McManus 1/10/2021
Kevin Williamson: How to Improve the Lot of Those Left Behind The Right - “And he wrote this very famous novel called Infinite Jest, which he described as a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness. And so, I think in some ways, I’ve written a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness as well.” Thomas Koenig 1/9/2021
Alfie Bown: Where Politics and Gaming Meet The Left - “I think there’s great potential in video games. In some ways, they are the primary space in which the culture wars are now being fought.” Al Binns 1/8/2021
Thomas Ricks: Politics, as Seen from Aristotle to Trump The Left - “And so I remembered from college: When you’re facing a problem that seems deeply puzzling, go back to fundamentals, go to first principles. So I took Aristotle’s Politics off my shelf, my old college copy, and reread it in the context of the election of Donald Trump.” Thomas Koenig 1/7/2021