James Burnham: Foreseeing Our Managerial Domination (Part II) The Right - “Ultimately, in order to thwart the managerial system, the American conservative movement needs to co-opt the managerial system.” Henry George 4/27/2021
Independent Wealth: a Prerequisite for Speaking Up? The Center - “This point deserves all the more consideration today, at a time in recent history that has become uniquely critical of concentrated wealth, both of the inherited and earned variety.” Erich J. Prince 4/23/2021
A Big, Bad Word The Center - “But the thinking man ought to deploy le mot juste—the precise term—because of the heartburn it gives petty tyranny, as all truths reliably do.” Vahaken Mouradian 4/20/2021
Review: John Boehner’s “On the House” The Center - “On the House does not provide a clear answer, but, if one reads carefully, one might find that Boehner’s short-term pessimism and long-term optimism are both warranted.” Thomas Koenig 4/19/2021
James Burnham: Foreseeing Our Managerial Domination The Right - “This depoliticization of the public realm extends to the selection of the managerial class itself. Elections matter not at all. The managers perpetuate themselves…” Henry George 4/18/2021
A Brief History of Nothing (Part IV): Wars of the Spirit The Center - “Lewis observes that young people are no longer being taught to experience a unity with greater powers but, rather, to accept themselves as separated from greater reality.” Chris Augusta 4/13/2021
Review: Jamal Greene’s “How Rights Went Wrong” The Center - “Greene uses abortion jurisprudence as a real-world example of how American law’s approach to rights has gone wrong—and has helped split us up into warring tribes competing for a zero-sum rights pie.” Thomas Koenig 4/10/2021
DEI: a Trojan Horse for Critical Social Justice in Science The Center - “As a result, the time has come for scientists to place themselves on the right side of history and reject Critical Social Justice in science as well as its Trojan Horse, DEI as it is currently justified and conceived.” Charles Pincourt 4/8/2021
Preparing for the Work Only Humans Can Do The Center - “Merisotis has written extensively about higher education and the future of work, but Human Work is a departure from much of his past writing.” Peter Clarke 4/7/2021
Penn’s Imprisoned Black “Guinea Pigs” Deserve an Apology and Reparations First-Person - “Upon my father’s return, I was shocked by the change in his appearance. His arms and back were a series of scars and discolored blotches.” Adrianne Jones-Alston 4/6/2021
Growing Up with the Intellectual Dark Web The Center - “It was around that time that I, a decidedly aimless and apathetic 15-year-old, would stumble upon a still somewhat blossoming The Rubin Report, along with The Joe Rogan Experience and Sam Harris’ podcast Making Sense.” Jordan Stout 4/6/2021
Where Race and Language Meet The Center - “Dropping one term in favor of another will not, by itself, solve any great problem, but it can make finding a solution a bit more likely.” Michael D. Purzycki 4/3/2021
Understanding the Mind of a Rioter The Center - “This tendency to equate nuanced thinking and nonviolence with a lack of political conviction is typical of radicals.” Gerfried Ambrosch 4/1/2021
When They Say Abortion and Capital Punishment Are One and the Same The Center - “One cannot help but wonder if this is little more than a tactic adopted by supporters of abortion to seek to discredit pro-life activists by implying that their entire worldview rests on a contradiction.” Erich J. Prince 3/31/2021
Rialpolitik: The New Iranian Dealmakers The Center - “Policy towards Iran must be suited not to religious ideologues who happen to be flush with petrocash but, rather, to racketeers who happen to be religious ideologues.” Vahaken Mouradian 3/30/2021
The Civic Moment The Center - “Instead, we should follow President Biden and Gorman’s lead and frame our political debate and public discourse within an overarching language of civic virtue.” David Civil 3/30/2021