Is Elizabeth Holmes An Outlier: Women in STEM (Part I) The Left - “There are more men named John running large companies than women.” Veronica Lira Ortiz 3/20/2019
McManus: A Preview of My Forthcoming Book The Left - “Neoliberal society and post-modern culture emerged together on the promise that they could provide greater economic prosperity and opportunities for self-development than any other social form.” Matt McManus 3/15/2019
Politics and Nihilism The Left - “Because the youth of today are primarily taught that the point of life is simply to achieve satisfaction, they are prone to a kind of easy relativism which seeks to not judge between superior or inferior ways of life.” Matt McManus 3/9/2019
The Splits in Anglo-Saxon Conservatism The Left - Emre Kazim and Matt McManus discuss the differences between the British and American brands of conservatism and how they come to bear on current political debates, including “Brexit.” Emre Kazim and Matt McManus 3/3/2019
Jordan Peterson and Christianity (Part II): Culture and Immortality The Right - “In our lifetimes, many populations in Europe will age and shrink drastically due to their lack of belief in the possibility of transcending death, a belief that undergirds culture.” Henry George 3/2/2019
A Review of Bash Bash Revolution by Douglas Lain The Left - “Lain’s novel Bash Bash Revolution is not just a very funny work of science fiction (though it is). It is also very much a piece of engaged leftism; its irony and satire are never declaratory or moralistic…” Matt McManus 2/23/2019
Emotion and Conservatism: Edmund Burke vs. Jordan Peterson The Left - “Similar to Peterson’s argument that happiness is not the sole purpose of life, Burke claims that the ‘pain’ the sublime instills in us is extremely helpful.” Matt McManus 2/20/2019
Gender Violence in Mexico: Have Things Really Changed? The Left - “Just being a woman in politics has not necessarily meant supporting policies in favor of other women. For example, a deputy in Veracruz proposed establishing a 10pm curfew for women to avoid more femicides in her state.” Veronica Lira Ortiz 2/20/2019
“Feminism”: A War Against Women? The Center - “I am a single college student with jobs but no set career. Unlike Newman, I cannot speak for anyone else, but I can say that I did not appreciate her representation of our sex.” Sophia Redelfs 2/19/2019
In Defense of Jordan Peterson’s Religious Beliefs The Center - “However, [Peterson’s] general statements about God do, or would, find a home in Catholic and Orthodox theological dogma and tradition.” Paul Krause 2/18/2019
The Decline and Fall of Neoliberal Hegemony The Left - “Another problem of Friedman’s analysis is the way that he, like many neoliberals, condemns government intervention, yet is nevertheless willing to take credit for all of the positive gains it has accrued.” Conrad Hamilton and Matt McManus 2/17/2019
Religion and the Left: A Reply to McManus The Center - “The ideas of the Right are more powerful precisely because they are more primitive. Fraternity between differing religious, racial, and linguistic communities is of greater abstraction than fraternizing with one’s co-religionist and inter-linguistic community.” Emre Kazim 2/15/2019
In Further Defense of Nations: A Response to McManus The Right - “As such, quiet gratitude rather than arrogant pride is, I believe, the right attitude to take towards the idea of the nation.” Henry George 2/13/2019
What Is an Intellectual? The Center - “What is it, then, that intellectuals should do? In order to answer this question, it is first necessary to return to a claim made earlier, namely that the telling of truth cannot be the responsibility of an intellectual because being an intellectual, in its very definition, is truth-telling.” Emre Kazim 2/12/2019
On Winners, Losers, and Tribalism The Left - “This means conservatives are actually quite willing to engage in radical social change, but only if they feel that it is necessary to counter efforts by the Left to destroy these hierarchies.” Matt McManus and Amir Massoumian 2/11/2019
Jordan Peterson and Christianity: Doctrine and Truth (Part I) The Right - “Like Pelagius, Peterson thinks we can achieve salvation through our own efforts of will, without the grace of God. Like the aforementioned Gnostics, Peterson repeatedly argues that we each have a spark of the divine in us, so can manifest the divine here and now in our damned world of suffering.” Henry George 2/10/2019