Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust: a Discussion with Merlin Schaeffer The Center - “Policies that try to tackle diversity problems make it always salient in people’s minds. And that can backfire, even if well-meant.” Mark Hecht 10/17/2020
Will Witt: What It Means to Be a Young Conservative The Right - “How can I say I care about what I’m doing if I’m not willing to put myself in situations that might make me uncomfortable?” Henri Mattila 9/13/2020
Interview with Ruud Koopmans: Understanding Muslim Immigration to Europe The Center - “[Historically,] Islamic societies were actually more advanced, more liberal, and more tolerant than Western societies. So, there is nothing intrinsic to Islam that explains these problems.” Mark Hecht 9/9/2020
Interview: Robert Orlando on His Film “Citizen Trump” The Center - “Once the stage is the thing, ideas don’t matter as much as performance.” Gabriel Andrade 8/25/2020
Interview: Rep. Susan Wild on How Congress Can Respond to the Pandemic The Left - “The problem is, though, we can’t rely on volunteerism, donations, and gifts for much longer because—quite frankly—most of these places are getting pretty tapped out.” Erich J. Prince 8/15/2020
Psychologist Dr. Katherine Kinzler: the Role of Speech in Polarized Times The Center - “In polarized times, think of the other person as an individual and not member of the other group.” Kevin Turner 7/25/2020
Interview: Rep. Jody Hice on “Defund the Police” and Big Tech Censorship The Right - “But there is no question that we’ve got some major issues, and free speech is so dependent these days on these big tech companies, so they have to be very careful that free speech is protected. And, of course, there’s a pattern now that shows otherwise…” Erich J. Prince 7/22/2020
Lacy Johnson, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Challenger: Her Record Speaks for Itself The Right - “I was in poverty once, and then I became an entrepreneur. And now I am running for office…This is the greatest country in the world.” Kevin Turner 7/18/2020
Rep. Eric Swalwell: Reflecting on the Impeachment of President Trump The Left - “Maybe there are some lessons learned, so this never happens again.” Kevin Turner 7/16/2020
James Lindsay: How Critical Studies Led to Today’s Turmoil The Center - “This is an attempt at a social, cultural, and political revolution.” Kevin Turner 7/12/2020
Interview with Oliver Strijbis: Swiss Lessons on Identity and National Unity The Center - “Political ideas are too abstract. They are not enough to make people emotional about identity. Swiss identity has a cultural element.” Mark Hecht 7/3/2020
Interview: How David Horowitz Sees 2020 The Right - “Our system in United States is set up in a way that forces us to compromise. The Founders thought the great threat to a democracy is factionalism.” Kevin Turner 6/29/2020
Bo Winegard on Events Taking Place Across Academia: “I Am Terrified” The Center - “I have never been more depressed about the state of truth in the world.” Kevin Turner 6/24/2020
Interview: Elika Ashoori on Her Father’s Ten Year Prison Sentence in Iran The Center - “His interrogators were telling him that we have gangs who could ‘stab your daughter or wife in London.'” Kevin Turner 6/23/2020
Interview: Adrianna San Marco, Student Journalist Fired for Conservative View The Right - “On her ouster from The Daily Orange, the student journalist says: ‘It also affects me as student because all my peers have banded together and tried to cancel me.'” Kevin Turner 6/21/2020
Interview: Curt Jaimungal, Director of “Better Left Unsaid” The Center - “They reject ideas of the extreme, so that’s why there needs to be a delineation between what’s extreme and what’s not extreme.” Kevin Turner 6/16/2020
Interview: Spike Cohen, Libertarian Nominee for Vice President The Right - Listen to our conversation with the candidate to hear how his platform can tackle the greatest problems facing the United States today. Kevin Turner 6/12/2020
Interview: Johann Hari on Mental Health During the Pandemic The Left - “There has been a huge transfer of wealth to the rich and gradual collapse of the middle class. That’s made a lot of people anxious.“ Kevin Turner 6/11/2020
Libertarian Presidential Nominee Jo Jorgensen on the Issues The Right - “The police issue here now is a local issue, and we will let them work it out. If I was a president now, I would say no, we not not need to do something.” Kevin Turner 6/8/2020
Why Trust Prevents Nations from Tearing Themselves Apart The Center - “The last time a leading Danish politician was murdered was 1286. It’s not war with your foreign enemies [that matters]; it’s internally, in political stability.” Mark Hecht 6/5/2020
Leaving Washington D.C. Behind—and a More Wholesome Life The Right - “I think people want to know the story behind things. And I think part of what they’re buying into is the story of our family on our ranch. And so it’s beautiful to be able to share that in some small way.” Kevin Turner 5/27/2020
Speaking with Bo Winegard: from the State of the Academy to the State of Twitter The Center - “My sense is that most people—even people who truly abhor a lot of the stuff that I write—were supportive and were sort of horrified by the decision and by what happened.” Kevin Turner 4/29/2020
Interview: Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones on Endorsing President Trump The Center - “And I have a choice right now: Do I vote for Joe Biden, a white guy who locked black people up? Or do I vote for President Donald Trump, a white guy who happens to be a Republican, who let black people out of jail and gave them a second chance?” Kevin Turner 4/25/2020
Moral Behavior When No One Is Watching: an Interview with Jillian Jordan The Center - “For the ‘Signaling When No One Is Watching,’ basically what we were interested in was motivated by previous research suggesting that people are strongly motivated to signal to others that they’re morally good.” Kevin Turner 4/17/2020
Interview: Merion West Contributor Matt McManus on “Postmodern Conservatism” The Left - “So, I finished my Ph.D. in 2017, and, at the time, Donald Trump had just been elected President of the United States. Like a lot of people, I was a bit perplexed and disturbed by what happened.” Allen Zheng 3/21/2020
Interview: “Savage Messiah: How Dr. Jordan Peterson Is Saving Western Civilization” The Right - “I was surprised at the depth of their depravity in attacking this innocent academic. He also provoked quite a bit of outrage by refusing to be silenced by them—and thank God for that.” Kevin Turner 3/14/2020
A Vision for Transhumanism: an Interview with Rachel Haywire The Center - “Human nature is to seek power; we’ve had that since the Stone Age. That’s just part of human behavior. But, as transhumanists, we seek to go beyond that kind of thing.” Peter Clarke 3/9/2020
Interview: “Trump Wins in 2020: (With the Popular Vote)” The Right - “So over the holidays, I’ve visited several people in the Black community, and they have been very impressed with what they see Trump do.” Erich J. Prince 3/7/2020
Jordan Peterson: the One Who Helped Me When I Most Needed It The Center - “I’m not a disciple of Dr. Peterson’s. But he has inspired and helped to heal me with his words, and I admire him most for the example that he’s set with his own life: the courage to stand up, with shoulders back and face the darkness.” Staff 2/19/2020
John Horvat: Social Media, Jordan Peterson, and “Returning to Order” The Right - “I’ve read Peterson’s Twelves Rules for Life, and it has some points that I agree with. But I don’t think he goes far enough.” Kevin Turner 1/30/2020
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].” Kevin Turner 12/23/2019
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.” Kevin Turner 12/15/2019
Maziar Ghaderi: to Truly Know Jordan Peterson The Center - “Yeah, there’s not a lot of lying in Jordan. That’s part of what I was trying to say with the fact that he doesn’t do small talk. If he wants to talk to you, he’ll talk to you. And sometimes the first thing he’ll ask you is something kind of serious.” Kevin Turner 12/6/2019
Why Yasmine Mohammed Is Speaking out Against Islam (Part II) The Center - “Actually, the two things that ex-Muslims let go of—the very last two things that they let go of—are eating pork and anti-Semitism. It’s because both of these things are so ingrained in us from such a young age.” Erich J. Prince 11/27/2019
Why Yasmine Mohammed Is Speaking out Against Islam The Center - “What I was not prepared for was the tsunami of just hate and pushback and disdain that would come from people I thought were my people: people that believed in enlightenment values, Western values, and liberal values.” Erich J. Prince 11/23/2019