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
The Queen: 1926-2022 The Right - “It is too much to say that the world will not see her like again; there is within all of us the potential to aim for the higher moral life that the Queen embodied, if we engage in the striving that she did that is necessary to attain this.” Henry George 9/11/2022
Review: “People Love Dead Jews” by Dara Horn The Right - “All of this is captured in twelve essays in novelist Dara Horn’s powerful and coruscating book on why people still love dead Jews over living Jews. It is a book that shreds modern piety and sophistry in equal measure.” Henry George 9/7/2022
British Conservatism Is Doomed The Right - “To put it simply, if one cannot accumulate capital, he will not support capitalism; and if one has no solid basis for conserving one’s family and community, which property provides, then he will not become a conservative.” Henry George 8/7/2022
Review: Matthew Continetti’s “The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism” The Right - “It is to Continetti’s credit that he develops his narrative after this with fair-minded even-handedness for the most part, even if he lets his own views bleed through in the chapters concerning President Trump’s rise and fall, as well as the mix of grift and genuine intellectual ferment that he dragged in his orange wake.” Henry George 7/27/2022
Excerpt: Jason Pack’s “Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder” The Center - “And hell, if General Haftar was going to win, President Trump would happily give him some tips about where to buy vacation properties in Virginia Beach. His steering of the private ‘confidence building’ chit-chat with General Haftar to real estate matters was not actually as ridiculous as it might seem.” Jason Pack 7/26/2022
Review: China Miéville’s “A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto” The Right - “Sentimental and sycophantic in turns, it may be hard to dispel the impression that Miéville is merely a hysteric. All the same, A Spectre, Haunting is a post-Nietzschean book, which leans into the charge of ressentiment. Spurning subterfuge, Miéville quite openly asserts that justice and revenge amount, more or less, to the same thing.” Seamus Flaherty 7/25/2022
Review: Barry Strauss’s “The War That Made the Roman Empire” The Center - “Barry Strauss, America’s foremost popular classicist, brings the story of Actium to life in ways that rival and surpass Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra…” Paul Krause 7/18/2022
Why Is This Not Enough? The Left - “Jackson was out walking on his property in Kansas one spring day and called Jensen with a simple question: ‘Why is this not enough?'” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen 7/18/2022