Lessons from Antiquity for Our Current Pandemic The Center - “Thucydides subsequently goes on to say, ‘In other respects also Athens owed to the plague the beginnings of a state of unprecedented lawlessness.’” Paul Krause 5/18/2020
If There Were Ever a Time for Bipartisanship, It Is Now The Center - “COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity for governments to build trust. According to a recent update of the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, trust in government around the world spiked by 11 points between January and May 2020.” Matt Johnson 5/13/2020
Jordan Peterson and Carl Jung’s Worldviews Have Been Greatly Oversimplified The Center - “With respect to McManus and Hamilton, who have admittedly produced a very interesting article, there are characterizations and theoretical points within their article that I feel need to be addressed.” Nick Opyrchal 4/28/2020
To Stand up to China, the West Must First Re-Discover Itself The Right - “The lack of backbone displayed by Western leaders when dealing with China is symbolic of the malaise that has been gripping Western culture for decades.” Henry George 4/21/2020
The Many Problems with Marxism The Center - “I recently met up with an old friend, a staunch Marxist, at a traditional Viennese café to catch up and talk about our political differences. After hours of discussion, he admitted, ‘Well, ultimately, it’s a question of faith.'” Gerfried Ambrosch 4/15/2020
Merion West: Why We Do What We Do The Center - “Just as some married couples renew their vows, we, as a publication, will take a moment to do the same and explain why we’re still doing what we’re doing.” Erich J. Prince 1/31/2020
Nietzschean Thirst The Center - “Those known as ‘the rabble,’ whom Zarathustra describes as fit only to be slaves, ultimately dwell within every human soul. It is that lowly thing in each of us which must be pitilessly overcome.” Brandon Tucker 1/26/2020
I Didn’t Vote for Trump But Strongly Oppose His Impeachment The Right - “However, now—after seeing how he has been treated by Democrats since he was elected—he will have my vote in 2020.” Kambiz Tavana 1/25/2020
Enough Empathy: The Case for Punching Down The Right - “…because heedless empathy for the worst among us is currently leading us on the downward-sloping path to mediocrity and beyond.” Alexander Zubatov 1/14/2020
Can We Read Moby Dick? The Center - “But, as I found myself stumbling in my response to my sister, a more elemental question arose: Can we read Moby Dick?” Chris Augusta 1/4/2020
Editor’s Choice: The Best Interviews of 2019 The Center - As is tradition at Merion West, here are the editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West interviews of 2019. Erich J. Prince 12/31/2019
Editor’s Choice: The Best Articles of 2019 The Center - As is tradition at Merion West, here are the editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West articles of 2019. Erich J. Prince 12/30/2019
As the Year Closes: Appreciating One’s Political Opponents The Left - “In this spirit I would like to thank all the many individuals who have written or commented on my writing the last year, especially those who have offered sincere and interesting criticisms that have helped me develop my understanding of the world.” Matt McManus 12/12/2019
Why Everyone Is Talking about Josh Hawley The Right - “Hawley talks again and again about the importance of community and criticizes those on both sides of the political aisle who pay fealty to an individualism that puts the self-creating individual at the summit of what constitutes the good.“ Henry George 12/2/2019
Somewhere Between the Marquis de Sade and the Twist The Center - “…nor could [Houellebecq] have emerged from the hundreds of wallet-siphoning creative writing MFA programs, whose grasp on the American literary world has sanitized literature to an unreadable degree.” Clint Margrave 10/27/2019
Jordan Peterson, Nietzsche, and Avoiding Living for Happiness Alone The Center - “The resistance displayed towards these important thinkers is most regrettable, and for all the Complacent Men quick to criticize them, doing so makes you no closer to achieving your ever so desired—and elusive—’happiness.'” Alessandro van den Berg 10/3/2019
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