Reflecting on the Start of a New Decade (and the Wisdom of Augustine) The Right - “I must admit that as for many others, the last ten years were neither a singular triumph nor an unmitigated disaster. There were joys and sadnesses, the melody of life soaring high and crashing low. No one finds heaven on earth.” Henry George 1/1/2020
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
The Decline of the Intellectual Dark Web The Left - “…if one truly believes that the better argument can and should win the day, more formidable ammunition will be needed on the part of the Intellectual Dark Web.” Matt McManus 12/29/2019
Pope Francis, the Consummate Politician The Center - “From its very beginnings, Christianity has been fond of buddy tales, i.e. stories in which two great defenders of the faith become close friends.” Gabriel Andrade 12/28/2019
Sitting Down with the Director of “The Rise of Jordan Peterson” The Center - “I would say the social aspects of making the film were really difficult for me because a lot of my network and friends and social circle is progressive, and, obviously, progressives are not a fan of [Peterson’s].” Kambiz Tavana 12/23/2019
A Few Thoughts on Christmas The Center - “If historical debunking is waging a ‘War on Christmas,’ then we must fire our artillery because, indeed, the story of Christmas has no historical basis whatsoever.” Gabriel Andrade 12/22/2019
When Neuroscience Interjects Itself into Debates on Sexuality The Center - “The concept is called ‘reverse inference.’ It’s both neuroscience’s greatest ambition, and the origin of its most frustratingly breathless overstatements.” Andrew Neff 12/21/2019
The Best Kept Secret of Our Political Divide The Center - “At present, each identity sees the other as its enemy and justifies its own excesses with the excesses of the other, but living in a diverse multi-ethnic democracy means tolerating a certain degree of difference.” Samuel Kronen 12/17/2019
Maziar Ghaderi: to Truly Know Jordan Peterson (Part II) The Center - “…what I’ve noticed with Jordan is that his interactions with this polarization of the Left and the Right—it’s actually kind of hardened him. It’s made him a little bit more radical. It’s made him a little bit more hard-skinned.” Kambiz Tavana 12/15/2019
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