Incurious: George and the Postcolonialists The Center - “Schwartz-DuPre is dedicated to putting an end to the idea that Curious George is nothing more than an amusing story.” Melissa Knox 9/27/2023
The Russo-Ukrainian War: A Very Simple Conflict The Left - “The Rada’s final decree is a reproach to all those who think of Ukraine as nothing more than an appendage of Russia, without a culture and a history of its own.” Daniel Sharp 8/29/2023
What Socrates Can Teach Us about Political Discourse The Center - “Rather than treating the other in a Socratic manner—which is to say, as a partner in the communal quest for truth—the polemicist roundly delegitimizes the other and reduces him to an ‘adversary, an enemy, who is wrong and whose very existence constitutes a threat.'”    James M. Magrini 8/27/2023
Plato and the Pursuit of Justice The Center - “Those who do not make justice the central concern for Plato are not talking about Plato at all.” Paul Krause 7/11/2023
Excerpt: “How Hitchens Can Save the Left” The Left - “When he saw his old left-wing comrades busily hatching excuses for neutrality as Slobodan Milošević waged war on Bosnia, he realized that much of the Left was either indifferent about this confrontation or on the wrong side.” Matt Johnson 6/13/2023
Heidegger and Nazism: The Philosophy of Being and the Politics of National Socialism The Center - “I argue against the apologetics of the sycophantic defenders of Heidegger who claim that his involvement with National Socialism is wholly reducible to his political naïveté, which includes his gross overestimation of philosophy’s power to sway and influence the development of Germany’s ‘political’ history.” James M. Magrini 6/12/2023
Black War Cinema and the Representation Paradox The Right - “For all of their insistence on cultural revolution, progressives are not yet ready to kill the goose that lays the golden egg.” Guzi He 6/8/2023
Confessions of a Beautiful Soul The Right - “Despite the book’s homage to Friedrich Schiller via its title, we get nothing even remotely reminiscent of the profound intellectual mind meld between him and his great friend Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.” Michael Weyns 5/28/2023
Review: “Crassus: The First Tycoon” by Peter Stothard The Center - “Now, Peter Stothard has given us the final decades of the republic through the eyes of Crassus—Rome’s wealthiest man and former consul who famously embarked on a vainglorious and ultimately failed conquest of Parthia that culminated in his embarrassing death.” Paul Krause 5/26/2023
Excerpt: “Heal Your Daughter” The Center - “As one example, some time in 2018 and 2019, many of the young people in my practice suddenly started reporting gender dysphoria and declaring themselves trans. Charismatic social media stars were effectively saying: ‘If you don’t fit in, if you don’t like your body, then you’re trans. Everything will get better after you transition.'” Cheryl Green 4/30/2023
Review: “Uncommon Wrath” by Josiah Osgood The Center - “[Josiah] Osgood’s book is a welcome and exciting read about the rivalry between Caesar and Cato; Cato, in the process, finally receives some much-deserved due in the story of the republic’s final decades.” Paul Krause 4/29/2023
On Literary Science and the Bounds of Knowledge The Left - “But philistinism is not limited to the arts. I believe that those who cannot appreciate the wondrous beauty of the real world as revealed by science are philistines, too.” Daniel Sharp 4/27/2023
Do They Really Believe in Eugenics? The Right - “While denouncing the eugenics movement, one must also recognize that its repudiation by the progressive mainstream signals the rise of a self-centered ethos that is destructive in its own right.” Guzi He 4/13/2023
Review: “How Hitchens Can Save the Left” by Matt Johnson The Left - “[Matt] Johnson believes that by adopting [Christopher] Hitchens’s approach—his allergy to party politics, his hatred of racism and nationalism, his emphasis on pluralism and humanism—the contemporary left will not just benefit at the ballot box but will also benefit morally and intellectually.” Riley Moore 4/12/2023
Review: “The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On ‘Liberal’ as an Adjective” by Michael Walzer The Right - “Reading between the lines, we learn in fact that [Michael] Walzer believes that the Right, wrong in its continuing adherence to capitalism, but correct in its eschewal of intellectual fashion, currently has a monopoly on political wisdom.” Seamus Flaherty 4/11/2023
Prelude to War: Lessons from the Second Spanish Republic The Right - “The Second Spanish Republic has many parallels with modern American politics. Much like its counterparts in Spain, the American left of today is no less preoccupied with terraforming the cultural landscape.” Guzi He 3/21/2023