Waller Newell: The Characteristics of Tyranny Erich J. Prince The Center - “We will be nothing like the way we are now. It will be like a night and day transformation. And it always does require violence because, as you said, that class or race enemy that stands in the way of future bliss simply has to be gotten rid of.” 5/31/2023
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar: Iraq, 20 Years After the Fall of Baghdad Erich J. Prince The Center - “There is a lot of hope. Every time I go there and meet with the new generation, I think that they definitely want for their country to be a successful one. And that’s the conversation in Iraq. Most people have now forgotten about the war.” 5/12/2023
Death Is Not Inevitable: Sitting Down with Zoltan Istvan Peter Clarke The Center - “I’d be very surprised if a super intelligent AI a thousand years from now cannot recreate everything. Also, like so many other people, including Elon, I believe there’s probably a 50% chance we’re in a simulation. So, that would defeat the idea of death as well.” 4/28/2023
Tabia Lee: What Happened at De Anza College Erich J. Prince The Center - “There [are] ways to teach about the past that are humanistic; that are agency-focused; and that are focused on generative things rather than destructive things—rather than dismantling things and tearing things down with no plan forward of what happens after the destruction.” 4/18/2023
John Cribb: What We Can Learn from Abraham Lincoln Erich J. Prince The Center - “All of the sudden, I was on the phone with Mike Pence… ‘I just finished Old Abe last night, and I had to track you down and tell you how much I loved it, and it’s the best book about Lincoln I’ve ever read.’ And, for ten minutes, he just wanted to talk about Lincoln.” 3/18/2023
Lance Morrow: “The Noise of Typewriters” Erich J. Prince The Center - “You could read my book…as a kind of homage to the magazine.” 2/12/2023
Mary Harrington: On a Philosophy of Limits Henry George The Right - “And my argument is that freedom and progress in the context of the cyborg era are actually inimical to women’s interests. They don’t make things better for any women, except [for] a very small, elite subset.” 12/7/2022
William Jacobson: What Happened to Campus? Erich J. Prince The Right - “I’m not optimistic at all that campuses can be reformed. They certainly cannot be reformed from within…Academia is gone. It is a monoculture. It is a hermetically sealed bubble.” 11/14/2022
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb: The Activist Class Takes Aim at Medicine Erich J. Prince The Center - “It’s career ending, really…Anybody who tries to [speak out] will be shunned.” 10/5/2022
Heather Mac Donald: Medicine Under Fire Erich J. Prince The Right - “Scientific conferences are being determined based on sex and race. It’s going to slow down medical progress, and it is also going to put physicians in the ER and the operating room who are not the top qualified.” 9/27/2022
No Longer Running: An Interview with Felicia Heath Celine Sleiman The Center - “And, later in life, when I was dealing with my father coming out of prison and perhaps rekindling that relationship, I started to look at my experience slightly differently. I started sharing bits and pieces of my story with people and, to my surprise, found that some of the reactions were positive and even inspiring.” 9/13/2022
Interview: Brad Lips, CEO of Atlas Network Henri Mattila The Right - “Any coherent system of morality begins with an appreciation of human dignity and wanting people to have as many choices to take control of their lives as possible.” 8/11/2022
Holmesburg: Calling for an Apology from the City of Philadelphia Erich J. Prince The Left - “My father’s skin is in those pharmaceutical companies.” 8/3/2022
Yoram Hazony: National Conservatism in a Midterm Year Henry George The Right - “Conservatives are certainly not socialists. Conservatives do not believe, as the Marxists do, that you can open up some central office with really bright people and dictate the course of the entire economy of the nation. We don’t believe anything like that. On the other hand…” 7/29/2022
NBC New York’s Jen Maxfield: Telling the Rest of the Story Celine Sleiman The Center - “Sometimes, I would even dream about some of the people I had interviewed on the stories. And, so through the years, I had the idea to write a book and put it all together and try to return to some of the stories.” 7/22/2022
Stephen Hicks: Challenges in Contemporary Education Erich J. Prince The Center - “The ten out of a thousand entrepreneurial ideas that are amazing—we’ll find out what those are. And they will be the ones that dominate [in] the next generation.” 7/19/2022
Will Marshall: Where Are the Moderates? Erich J. Prince The Center - “I don’t see a full, vigorous pivot by this President (and this White House) back toward the themes and approaches that Joe Biden articulated in his 2020 presidential race.” 7/6/2022
Young Americans for Liberty: An Interview with CEO Lauren Daugherty Henri Mattila The Right - “Ron Paul is so beloved because he is so principled. That is what we are focused on here. We will work with other people who share our interests, but we’re not going to sacrifice our principles to do it.” 6/24/2022
Harris Poll’s Will Johnson: Why Polling Still Matters Erich J. Prince The Center - “At the end of the day, it’s a pretty simple business that we’re in: We want to understand culture, we want to understand consumers’ thinking, and we’re just trying to answer why’s.” 5/3/2022
Stephen Hicks: Lessons from the Canadian Trucker Protest Erich J. Prince The Center - “Every generation, we need to learn and relearn how thin the line can be between having a basically liberal society and a basically authoritarian society.” 2/28/2022
Dwight Evans: The VICTIM Act and Combating Crime Erich J. Prince The Left - “No one is exempt from being a victim of some sort of crime. And it’s very appropriate that I use that title [of victim] in terms of the VICTIM Act.” 2/23/2022
Pat McCrory: How to Get a Handle on the Crime Surge Erich J. Prince The Right - “My wife and I used to go vacation in San Francisco. We don’t anymore…This is what’s headed toward the rest of the nation.” 1/24/2022
James Lindsay: “Counter Wokecraft” and Responses to Institutional Takeover Erich J. Prince The Center - “You have to have a steel spine in your liberalism. ‘What kind of government did you create, sir?’ ‘We created a republic, if [you] can keep it.’ The ‘if you can keep it’ part requires a steel spine.” 1/19/2022
Finland, Russia, and the NATO Question: An Interview with Risto Penttilä Henri Mattila The Center - ” I think that we are, as always, pragmatic idealists.” 1/16/2022
Peter Boghossian: On the Purpose of Education Vahaken Mouradian The Center - “It’s not that there’s anything wrong with debate. In fact, debate, in certain circumstances, can be good, but we can often solve the problems…through conversation.” 1/13/2022
Magatte Wade: The Power of Free Markets for Africa Andrew Scott The Center - “Eventually, I had an emotional crisis because I could no longer reconcile the life of abundance that the U.S. afforded me. I made a pact with myself that from here on, I’m really going to try to see what needs to happen for [Africa] to thrive.” 1/9/2022
Frank Vogl: Understanding the Kleptocrats and Their Enablers Andrew Scott The Center - “Too often, people think of corruption as something that happens somewhere else: in Russia, in authoritarian regimes.” 12/29/2021
Video: Merion West Co-Founders Speak at Alma Mater Henri Mattila & Erich J. Prince The Center - Henri Mattila and Erich Prince tell the story of Merion West. 12/13/2021
Sean Spicer: The Steele Dossier and “Radical Nation” Erich J. Prince The Right - “I got the call on January 10th [2017] from CNN and then BuzzFeed about them running with this hoax. I pointed out at the time that it was wrong. I could demonstrably prove it was wrong. And yet, they stuck by it…” 11/26/2021
Anne Kim: The AP Exam and the Standardized Testing Debate Erich J. Prince The Left - “I think the downside of going test-optional, the downside of ignoring what assessments tell you, means that you might end up ignoring the underlying structural problems and never fixing the inequities.” 11/5/2021
Fixing California’s Housing Crisis: An Interview with Nolan Gray Peter Clarke The Center - “To understand how land use regulation can help save California from the dystopian future it is currently facing, I spoke with Nolan Gray, an urban planner and outspoken land use policy wonk.” 8/26/2021
Kay Hymowitz: The Devaluation of Higher Education Erich J. Prince The Center - “This brings in the status issue again, doesn’t it? Because there are so many careers that people just wouldn’t consider because how would they tell their friends?” 7/28/2021
Edward J. Watts: Dissecting the Rhetoric of Decline Johanna Leo The Center - “But one of the dangers is it’s very easy when there is change that makes someone uncomfortable to immediately say that this is a society that’s in decline and to blame somebody for causing it.” 7/22/2021
Kai Whiting: Clearing up Misconceptions about Stoicism Johanna Leo The Center - “The other fans that have a dangerously inaccurate idea about what it means to be Stoic are the ‘Broics.'” 7/12/2021
Gov. Brian Kemp: How to Stand up to Corporate Pressure Erich J. Prince The Right - “We lost the All-Star Game, but I think we won the battle because that fight has moved to other states now because we are on the right side of this issue, and we push back so hard.” 6/9/2021