Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Immigration, Islam, and Christopher Hitchens The Center - “What I have found in the book is strong enough to suggest that there is a correlation between mass migration from Muslim-majority countries and the increase in sexual violence.” Vahaken Mouradian 5/16/2021
How the “New Atheists” Deradicalized Me The Center - “New Atheism had taught me always to demand evidence; and the evidence revealed that, historically, political radicalism had been a major source of violence and inhumanity…” Gerfried Ambrosch 5/15/2021
Stoicism Offers an Antidote to Cancel Culture The Center - “From a eudaimonic well-being perspective, the act of cancelling those we do not like—more often than not—leaves us worse off, precisely because it robs us of an opportunity to create the best version of ourselves.” Kai Whiting and Jonathan Church 5/14/2021
To Prevent Politics and Reality from Breaking Up, Keep It Local The Center - “Therefore, if we want to ward off a divorce between our political narratives and reality, perhaps the best thing we can do is bring political affairs as close as possible to our lived, everyday realities.” Thomas Koenig 5/13/2021
Review: Stephan Haggard and Robert Kaufman’s “Backsliding” The Right - “With that said, there is considerably more to democratic regression than the simplistic idea of evil, right-wing leaders whose ideas resonate with bad people.” Tony D. Senatore 5/11/2021
A Brit’s Friendly Advice to American Conservatives The Right - “In order to win, the American Right needs to bury dead dogmas, get its head out of abstract Platonic idealism, and look reality in the face.” Henry George 5/11/2021
Time To Get Vaccinated…Against Propaganda The Center - “To these people, lockdown has been a raging success. To everybody else, it has been an unmitigated disaster.” Allen Farrington 5/9/2021
Lessons from Labour’s 2021 Election Defeat The Left - “It is a crushing defeat that signals that Labour’s loss of several of its Northern constituencies under former Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership in the 2019 general election was not a one-off occurrence that could be fixed with a new leader.” Mike Watson 5/8/2021
George Orwell’s Vision for a Socialist Britain: What Did He Actually Want? The Center - “But every now and again, it is worth looking at his own vision of an ideal society. Interestingly, this is where this sharp-eyed critic comes across as short-sighted.” Adam Wakeling 5/7/2021
George W. Bush’s “Out of Many, One”: A Message of Gratitude The Center - “And at a time when so many, on both the Left and Right, seem intent on tearing everything down, President Bush reminds us how much we have.” Thomas Koenig 5/3/2021