Why Millennials Are Angry The Left - “Millennials occupy the rather strange position of being both an angry and apathetic generation.” Matt McManus 3/12/2020
Why the “New Socialist Man” Runs into Trouble The Right - “The knowledge encoded in the profit/loss system that emerges in a free market cannot be recovered by a socialist Leviathan.” Logan Chipkin 3/9/2020
The Psychology of Immortality: Is It Desirable to Live Forever? The Center - What are the psychological consequences of living forever? The Italian writer Cesare Pavese helps us to understand how immortality would impact the human psyche. Simone Redaelli 3/8/2020
When We Oversimplify Darwin The Center - “Charles Darwin himself was quite wary of the metaphysical or religious implications of his discoveries.” Chris Augusta 3/7/2020
The Coronavirus: On Risk and Idiots The Center - “As I have no skills to help with the virus, I would like to at least try to help in this small way instead. In any case, take precautions, stay calm, do not listen to dangerous idiots, keep yourself and your family safe, and good luck.” Allen Farrington 3/6/2020
Slavoj Žižek, Viktor Orbán, and Understanding “Post-Truth” The Left - “This does seem to be occurring in the academy, as the contemporary academic stars of critical theory such as Alain Badious and Slavoj Žižek tend to be hostile to the extreme skepticism of post-modern theory.” Matt McManus 3/5/2020
Announcing the Release of “Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson” The Left - “Peterson himself described some of its symptomatic features in Maps of Meaning when he discusses how the breakdown of traditional mythopoetic traditions generated a sense of nihilistic uncertainty…” Matt McManus 3/2/2020
Shakespeare and Social Justice Ideology: Othello Is Not About Racism The Center - “Unfortunately, I don’t think it simply comes down to the location of a portrait. In recent years, social justice ideology has infiltrated many of our institutions, especially the universities and, particularly, in the humanities.” Jonathan Church 2/26/2020
From Nietzsche to Trump The Left - “This explains the turn to nostalgic and resentment-driven politics to seek to elevate authority figures who will not only halt the flow of time but turn back the clock.” Matt McManus 2/25/2020
What Douglas Murray’s Book Does Well (And Where It Falters) The Left - “I will begin with the pros of Murray’s book before outlining my disagreements. First, it is well-written and well-organized. His prose crackles with wit and salt, with pointed examples often blending seamlessly with political commentary.” Matt McManus 2/21/2020
The Biggest Issue with Richard Dawkins’ Tweet The Left - “The latest of these Twitter controversies that I think warrants being addressed started with Professor Richard Dawkins expressing his opinion on the very delicate topic of eugenics.” Néstor de Buen 2/20/2020
Jonathan Haidt and Understanding First Nations Protesters The Left - “In the current Canadian context, I think the protestors are justified in blocking railway tracks and highways to make their point.” Matt McManus 2/19/2020
A Jordan Peterson Biographer Missing the Mark The Left - Jim Proser’s new biography on Jordan Peterson portrays him as a Christlike figure plagued by personal demons. Yet the real devil here is in the details.  Conrad Hamilton 2/17/2020
“People of Color” Do Not Exist The Right - “Looking at the highest income Americans by ethnicity, we likewise find a hodgepodge of people of many colors, with peoples largely from East and South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East at the top.” Alexander Zubatov 2/17/2020
How to Respond to the Global Right Phenomenon The Left - “Veterans of the entertainment industry like Steve Bannon and the reality television star Donald Trump instinctively understood how to cater to the resentment of those who felt left behind by neoliberalism but were unwilling or unaware of left-wing alternatives.” Matt McManus 2/16/2020
Lord Heseltine Holds Up the Georgist Lens The Center - “Michael Heseltine was a minister under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and was heavily involved in urban regeneration (i.e. had direct contact with the economics of infrastructure and land).” Darren Iversen 2/15/2020
The “Orthodox Conservatives” and the Essence of British Conservatism The Right - “Orthodox Conservatism believes that the culture we have is held in trust—and that it is particular to us and our shared history; it is distinctive, not exclusive and is open to those who wish to join.” Henry George 2/14/2020
Maurizio Cattelan and When Art “Ridicules Art Itself” The Center - “This is an art which no longer presumes to speak to or for the general public. Such an art “assails all previous art” and even “ridicules art itself.”  Chris Augusta 2/14/2020
Is Jordan Peterson the New Ayn Rand? The Center - “I compare Peterson with Ayn Rand because—as I read this book—her name constantly came to my mind (she is mentioned only once in the book).” Gabriel Andrade 2/13/2020
The All Too Brief Life of the Father of Thermodynamics The Right - “This ability to deliver scientific progress amid a sea of errors is more common in the history of science than one might expect.” Logan Chipkin 2/12/2020
The Human Impulse for Tyranny The Center - “Reading Pericles’ Funeral Oration as a standalone speech—independent of the whole work to which it belongs—makes us prone to falling for the seduction of tyranny which Thucydides so subtly investigates and rebukes in his work.” Paul Krause 2/12/2020
This Is How Bernie Wins The Left - “We have sold genuine socialism to a hitherto unimagined portion of the electorate: the young, the idealistic, and the middle class. We now need to sell it to the people it was designed for.” Matt McManus and Mike Watson 2/11/2020
How to Create a More Inclusive Left The Center - “Viewpoint diversity, when it treads on certain progressive articles of faith, is scorned, and the ideas considered within the bounds of respectable discourse on contentious issues is increasingly narrow.” Samuel Kronen 2/11/2020
The Modern University: A Reply to Nate Hochman The Left - “What makes Hochman’s essay far more interesting than the usual screed against academics and critical theory is his effort to locate the cause in the history of Western rationalism and ultimately nihilism.” Matt McManus 2/8/2020
Actually, Howard Schultz, Unions May Just Be the Answer The Left - “Howard Schultz famously state that unions ‘have a role to play’ but are ‘not the answer.’ But, are they not? Thankfully, there is an empirical answer to this question.” Néstor de Buen 2/6/2020
“Three Big Ideas” to Transform How We Think The Right - “In fact, I can think of three ideas that are so deep, so potentially useful, and so paradigm-shifting that widespread acceptance of even one of them would transform civilization for the better.” Logan Chipkin 2/5/2020
Why Is Iowa a Purple State? The Center - And why is Iowa so important in presidential contests? Matthew Pinna 2/4/2020
Another One-Dimensional Portrayal of Jordan Peterson The Left - “It is hard for even those of us who disagree profoundly with Peterson’s diagnoses of society to fail to empathize with his common struggle to get through being human.” Matt McManus 2/4/2020
The Predicament of Contemporary Academia The Right - “As a result, liberal arts education has been dragged down into the world that it previously resisted, subjugating honest intellectual inquiry to cheap ideological attachments and the profanities of political activity.” Nate Hochman 2/3/2020
In Praise of “Self Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race” The Center - “With the benefit of distance—writing from the other side of the Atlantic—Williams came to understand how poisonous the concept of race is in the United States.” Gabriel Andrade 2/2/2020
Merion West: Why We Do What We Do The Center - “Just as some married couples renew their vows, we, as a publication, will take a moment to do the same and explain why we’re still doing what we’re doing.” Erich J. Prince 1/31/2020
Who Was Carl Schmitt? The Left - “As just another political theology—albeit an especially vulgar one—liberalism would, paradoxically, be put into contexts where it abandoned a commitment to rights for the sake of protecting itself.” Matt McManus 1/29/2020
Dear Jordan Peterson Fans, Try to Actually Be More Like Him The Center - “Peterson is neither sacrosanct nor untouchable. He would agree with that statement himself.” Alessandro van den Berg 1/28/2020
Nietzschean Thirst The Center - “Those known as ‘the rabble,’ whom Zarathustra describes as fit only to be slaves, ultimately dwell within every human soul. It is that lowly thing in each of us which must be pitilessly overcome.” Brandon Tucker 1/26/2020
Listen, Jordan Peterson: Marx Is Your Friend! The Center - “Peterson should also reconsider his antipathy towards Marx because—perhaps surprisingly—if properly read, Marx would come across more as Peterson’s ally, rather than the origin of everything that is wrong with modernity.” Gabriel Andrade 1/20/2020