The Case for Retiring “Confederate Heroes Day” The Left - “As we come to know more about the morally repulsive aspects of our national history—and, more importantly, face those realities—removing symbols of our collective failure in the past is not an attempt to deny our history. Rather, it is a sign of growth, a willingness to face our history.” Robert Jensen 1/19/2023
Multiculturalism Is Madness The Right - “The fact is that, historically, Great Britain has had a remarkably stable demographic makeup for at least a thousand years, if not much longer. The idea that what we have experienced since 1997…is in any way comparable or equivalent to the past is nonsense, at best, and disingenuous, at worst.” Henry George 1/19/2023
Free Speech: An Eternal Struggle The Center - “While Americans and other Westerners may be living in a golden age of free speech, there are still billions of people in the world who have yet to enjoy its blessings.” Aaron Tao 1/16/2023
Philadelphia Schools Have Replaced Critical Thinking with “Criticality” The Center - “Like so many school districts in a post-George Floyd America, Philadelphia’s is rushing to embrace anti-racism.” Christopher Paslay 1/11/2023
We Are All Socialists The Right - “Echoing this notion from on high, in 2016 the [World Economic Forum] announced the imminence of a post-historical future in the Marxist sense: ‘Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better.'” Michael Weyns 12/21/2022
What Is a Human? The Center - “In fact, heterosexuality and the male-female binary can be observed across countless species. The onus of proof, therefore, is on those who claim that we are an exception.” Gerfried Ambrosch 12/21/2022
The Boredom of War The Right - “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s biggest enemy is not the West’s reticence to sending more drones, more weapons, and more fighter jets. President Zelenskyy’s biggest enemy is boredom.” Brian Patrick Bolger 12/12/2022
Review: Maurice Glasman’s “Blue Labour: The Politics of the Common Good” The Right - “For Labour forgot that life involves loss and tragedy. It forgot that ‘human beings are not commodities, but creative and social beings longing for connection and meaning.'” Seamus Flaherty 11/30/2022
No, Let’s Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven The Center - “It must become embarrassing to admit one ever supported uninformed and nonconsensual participation in a medical experiment or mass house arrest and coerced isolation.” Allen Farrington 11/7/2022
No Easy Answers: Facing Ecological Crises Honestly The Left - “But we need to replace fanciful dreams of endless energy from renewables with full-cost accounting, which an increasing number of experts are taking seriously. There are destructive environmental and social consequences to constructing the infrastructure for that energy production.” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen 10/8/2022
The NatCons v. Ukraine The Center - “At least Hazony recognizes that the democratic world should defend Ukraine. Other nationalists do not agree.” Matt Johnson 10/6/2022
Jordan Peterson’s “A Conservative Manifesto” Is Not Conservative The Right - “It is instead Hayekian liberalism delivered with a Calvinist grimness.” Henry George 10/4/2022
Review: Slavoj Žižek’s “Surplus-Enjoyment: A Guide for the Non-Perplexed” The Right - “Combining inanity with compelling anecdote, idiocy with sensible instruction, Žižek addresses himself to the ‘mess we’re in.'” Seamus Flaherty 10/3/2022
The Joy of the Knife: On Autoimmune Responses in Politics The Right - “If we look at culture as a superorganism with its own immunological mechanisms, we can recognize modern societies as being profoundly dysregulated, and this gets worse the more modern they get.” Michael Weyns 9/24/2022
The Second Elizabeth, a Life Appreciated The Center - “From that distant day when I saw her ride down Poonamallee High Road in Madras, the epitome of regality and restraint, Elizabeth II did her best in balancing the demands of tradition, the weight of history, the requirements of society and culture both at home and abroad, and also attended to her family.” Vishwas Gaitonde 9/22/2022
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