What Howard Zinn Forgets The Right - “No one people, nation or culture has a monopoly on the shadows of human nature. Historians influenced by Zinn and the story he tells should try to remember this.” Henry George 12/13/2018
A Reply to Matt McManus: The Last Man The Center - “There appear then to be two kinds of people: those who presume history has ended and those who do not presume history has ended.” Chris Augusta 12/5/2018
The Case for Humanity (Part II) The Left - “And this is the rub of Kant’s political critique of nationalist-type arguments. If the nationalist allows too much deviation from the shared identity of the nation, then his society risks becoming one of liberal individuals.” Matt McManus 12/4/2018
Analysis: Why Is Iowa a Purple State? The Right - What factors make Iowa in play for both Republicans and Democrats? Matthew Pinna 12/1/2018
The Case For Humanity (Part I) The Left - “We needn’t regard internationalism as a failed or misguided project, which the 20th century demonstrated was destined for the ash heap of history. Rather we should regard it as our first, clumsy, and tentative steps towards establishing a more complete global union.” Matt McManus 11/29/2018
What Can Machiavelli Teach Us About the Midterms? The Center - “For it is through political conflict that greater representation is born, more interests come to the table, and the expansion and development of liberty and order comes about.” Paul Krause 11/26/2018
Is Steven Pinker Wrong About Violence Declining? The Right - “In many parts of the world, the anarchy came, and those like Pinker who insist otherwise should reflect on whether their claims really reflect reality, or whether they are simply bromides used by those thought-leaders who see the horror and turn away, looking to statistics as consolation against the tragedy.“ Henry George 11/15/2018
Book Review: “Fashionable Nonsense” 20 Years Later The Left - “Moreover, this also implies postmodern writers should be far more modest and careful when criticizing the virtues of science and reason, since it is not clear that they fully appreciate what it is that scientists actually do and believe.” Matt McManus 11/13/2018
Why the Left Needs to Think About Religion (And Other Big Questions) The Left - “The political right has long been better at playing the Nietzschian game of values than the political left.” Matt McManus 11/2/2018
Can Carl Schmitt Explain How We Got from the Cold War to Trump? The Center - After the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States and the West lost their common foreign enemy. Would the sense of rivalry that characterized these tensions abroad then turn inwards, once no common enemy remained? Paul Krause 10/24/2018
The Rebirth of History: Part II The Left - While post-modern conservatism is not doomed to failure due to some immanent dialectical process, it is utterly unable to rectify the social and political problems of the day. Matt McManus 10/22/2018
A Reply to Henry George: “The Virtue of Nationalism” The Left - “Unless there are certain universal mores, then a preference for the national values of the United Kingdom over those of Iran seem purely aesthetic, not moral.” Matt McManus 10/20/2018
Where the Alt-Right Really Comes From The Right - “As Ross Douthat says, you may have hated the religious Right but wait until you see the post-religious Right.”  Henry George 10/19/2018
The Rebirth of History: Part I The Left - “Proponents of identity politics tended to push for these historically marginalized groups, in all their intersectional complexity, to have a greater say in the cultural and political dynamics of the day.” Matt McManus 10/11/2018
What the Left Can Learn From Søren Kierkegaard The Left - “I believe the Left has a great deal that is can learn from these arguments. For too long we have left problems of meaning to the Right, while largely focusing on issues of material equality and political participation.” Matt McManus 10/5/2018
Is Jordan Peterson More Postmodern Than He Thinks? The Left - “Peterson is aligned with the alt-right not because he is a card-carrying member but because both he and the alt-right are nostalgic for previous paradigms. They yearn for the America of yesteryear—the same time period Trump and his supporters envision when they call to ‘Make America Great Again.'” Grafton Tanner 10/3/2018