Canada and the Many Problems with Euthanasia The Right - “The story goes on to detail another Canadian citizen who was repeatedly and continuously offered euthanasia, to such an extent that he began recording these occasions.” Jake Scott 9/19/2022
The Queen: 1926-2022 The Right - “It is too much to say that the world will not see her like again; there is within all of us the potential to aim for the higher moral life that the Queen embodied, if we engage in the striving that she did that is necessary to attain this.” Henry George 9/11/2022
Review: “People Love Dead Jews” by Dara Horn The Right - “All of this is captured in twelve essays in novelist Dara Horn’s powerful and coruscating book on why people still love dead Jews over living Jews. It is a book that shreds modern piety and sophistry in equal measure.” Henry George 9/7/2022
British Conservatism Is Doomed The Right - “To put it simply, if one cannot accumulate capital, he will not support capitalism; and if one has no solid basis for conserving one’s family and community, which property provides, then he will not become a conservative.” Henry George 8/7/2022
Review: Matthew Continetti’s “The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism” The Right - “It is to Continetti’s credit that he develops his narrative after this with fair-minded even-handedness for the most part, even if he lets his own views bleed through in the chapters concerning President Trump’s rise and fall, as well as the mix of grift and genuine intellectual ferment that he dragged in his orange wake.” Henry George 7/27/2022
Excerpt: Jason Pack’s “Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder” The Center - “And hell, if General Haftar was going to win, President Trump would happily give him some tips about where to buy vacation properties in Virginia Beach. His steering of the private ‘confidence building’ chit-chat with General Haftar to real estate matters was not actually as ridiculous as it might seem.” Jason Pack 7/26/2022
Review: China Miéville’s “A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto” The Right - “Sentimental and sycophantic in turns, it may be hard to dispel the impression that Miéville is merely a hysteric. All the same, A Spectre, Haunting is a post-Nietzschean book, which leans into the charge of ressentiment. Spurning subterfuge, Miéville quite openly asserts that justice and revenge amount, more or less, to the same thing.” Seamus Flaherty 7/25/2022
Review: Barry Strauss’s “The War That Made the Roman Empire” The Center - “Barry Strauss, America’s foremost popular classicist, brings the story of Actium to life in ways that rival and surpass Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra…” Paul Krause 7/18/2022
Why Is This Not Enough? The Left - “Jackson was out walking on his property in Kansas one spring day and called Jensen with a simple question: ‘Why is this not enough?'” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen 7/18/2022
Being Critical of Enlightenment Triumphalism Isn’t Always Wrong The Right - “Having considered the evidence, it seems more accurate to say that the Enlightenment project presented itself as a savior from ignorance and poverty but was really a movement to dethrone the old social order rooted in hierarchies and aristocracies.” Henry George 7/11/2022
The Oversimplification of the American Founding The Center - “Devotion to reading non-politicized history and putting it into context is necessary and something to which we should diligently commit.” Adam Smeester 7/2/2022
The Quarrel within American Conservatism The Right - “The current politics of California, which more than any other American state has been shaped by mass immigration from Mexico, should likewise shake the confidence of conservatives who scoff at the alleged illiberalism of immigration hawks.” Antonio Sosa 6/30/2022
Limits in a World That Erases Them The Right - “There is a paradox to life that an acceptance of limits, borders, and boundaries can be the most liberating thing of all.” Henry George 6/27/2022
What Type of Religion Is Wokeness? The Center - “As we might expect, the Woke, often well educated and articulate, have generated their own convoluted and comprehensive ‘theology’ replete with saints and sinners, priests and heretics, and even their own kind of Heaven and Hell.” Chris Augusta 6/23/2022
The Greatness of Ronald Reagan The Center - “With bloated bureaucracies and top marginal tax rates at 70% when he entered office, President Reagan also carried in his mind a basic script about overreach of the federal government that resonated with Americans after a decade of stagflation and presidential scandals.” Jonathan Church 6/22/2022
Review: “Conservatism: A Rediscovery” by Yoram Hazony The Right - “In my own life, being disabled and living with an acute example of life’s predicament means that the worldview Hazony describes and prescribes has made far more sense and has offered far more consolation than liberalism ever could.” Henry George 6/20/2022
A Decent Level for All: Economic Justice and Universal Basic Income The Center - “Instituting UBI could help us to transcend traditional distinctions between the ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor that have shaped poverty policy for far too long.” Tanner Matthews 6/19/2022
Review: “Obedience is Freedom” by Jacob Phillips The Right - “Denial, as Jacob Phillips deftly shows in his fascinating and staggeringly original new book Obedience is Freedom, is precisely what the liberal-left excels in, substituting for a world of limits and constraints a schizoid universe where subjectivity is all that counts.” Seamus Flaherty 6/16/2022
Cancel Culture and the Tolerance of the Natural Aristocracy The Right - “To really thrive in our own communities, we need more than just Law and Order; a strong social fabric is required that encourages virtuous behavior as much as it punishes delinquency.” Michael Weyns 6/15/2022
Why We’ll Always Be Talking about George Orwell The Center - “It is a shame, though, that whenever Orwell reappears it is almost always in the context of his dystopian political novel.” Paul Krause 6/14/2022
On Cultural Poverty The Left - “Similarly, we should understand the notion of greater cultural wealth in connection with greater cultural equality.” Brian Russell Graham 6/8/2022
Let Them Fight: The Case for Leaving Syria The Center - “If the United States and its NATO allies consider Turkey to be a partner worth keeping—and both the size of its military and its contributions to NATO’s budget suggest that it is—then a situation placing Turkey in conflict with Russia is to their benefit.” Mark Bhaskar 5/30/2022
Review: “Nietzsche, The Aristocratic Rebel” by Domenico Losurdo The Left - “First published in Italy, [Nietzsche, The Aristocratic Rebel] has finally been translated into English by Gregor Benton and released as part of the Historical Materialism Book Series with Haymarket Books.” Matt McManus 5/26/2022
Karl Marx’s Theory of Primitive Accumulation Is Wrong The Center - “It is a win-win situation—not the zero-sum world of Marx’s gloomy dystopia. Institutions that reduce transaction costs and enforce well-defined property rights provide an environment in which incentives to economic initiative can thrive.” Jonathan Church 5/23/2022
Review: “Don’t Burn This Country” by Dave Rubin The Right - “This book undoubtedly represents an evolution in Rubin’s thinking, and contrary to those who accuse him of changing to suit others, changing one’s mind on philosophical beliefs is not automatically a disqualification.” Henry George 5/12/2022
To Win Wars, Cut the U.S. Defense Budget The Center - “It is time to slash the United States defense budget. The money wasted on weapon systems designed to win last century’s wars is staggering, as are the opportunity costs.” Sean McFate 5/9/2022
Woke Culture Isn’t Nihilistic The Left - “If the woke activists who are willing to wake up at 5:00 am to march for racial justice are nihilistic, they sure seem to find nihilism plenty meaningful and inspiring.”  Matt McManus 4/23/2022
The Many Problems with Race Reparations in the United States (Part Two) The Center - “The analyses attempting to quantify reparations, cited above, will likely encounter strong and ongoing resistance, if only based on the price tag alone.” Jonathan Church 4/16/2022
Rediscovering “Third Place” Friendships in a Post-Pandemic World The Center - “By taking part in ordinary activities like visiting a bar or restaurant or a park or library, we are doing something which is important to the health of our neighbors, neighborhoods, and communities.” Bruno V. Manno 4/15/2022
Review: Michael Millerman’s “Beginning with Heidegger: Strauss, Rorty, Derrida, Dugin and the Philosophical Constitution of the Political” The Left - “However, its veneration of far-right thinking (sometimes qualified but always in the most intellectualized vein) undermines its claims to genuine seriousness.” Matt McManus 4/13/2022
Yemen and the Weaponization of Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid The Center - “A country on the brink well before war arrived, Yemen’s humanitarian crisis has been labeled the worst of our generation.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 4/12/2022
The Many Problems with Race Reparations in the United States The Center - “What accounts for the gap between scholars and activists who advocate reparations and broad public resistance to the idea?” Jonathan Church 4/7/2022
The Pandemic and the Scientific Gnostics  The Right - “As Deneen says, Voegelin ‘argued that modern Gnosticism was an effort to ‘redivinize’ the political world—not now by bringing the gods in to the service of the city, but by making the city into a heaven on earth.'” Henry George 4/1/2022
Blame Putin, Sure, But Also Blame Biden The Center - “The fact—one that should surprise no one—is that the same folks who gave us the grossly mismanaged withdrawal from Afghanistan have also taught a master class on how to bungle our crucial relationship with an already insecure nuclear superpower.” Alexander Zubatov 3/29/2022
A Better Way to Promote Equality of Opportunity Through Education The Center - “Now is no time to double down on a crumbling status quo. Instead of universalizing college and directing young people through a single pathway to opportunity, we should be multiplying pathways to opportunity.” Bruno V. Manno 3/28/2022