COVID-19 and the Banality of Evil

(Carolyn Kaster/AP)

“Compulsory obedience can especially be seen in how the Democratic Party has changed since the election of President Biden in 2020. Before he entered office, COVID-19 was more accepted as an important and legitimate issue.”

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Why I Support Australian Republicanism

(Prince Charles and Princess Diana in Sydney, Australia in 1983—Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

A republic represents the ability for Australians to recognize formally what has been long known: that we are willing and capable of charting our own future released from the bonds of the past.”

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No Easy Answers: Facing Ecological Crises Honestly

(Mining for Cobalt)

“But we need to replace fanciful dreams of endless energy from renewables with full-cost accounting, which an increasing number of experts are taking seriously. There are destructive environmental and social consequences to constructing the infrastructure for that energy production.”

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Holmesburg: Calling for an Apology from the City of Philadelphia

“My father’s skin is in those pharmaceutical companies.”

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Why Is This Not Enough?

Jackson was out walking on his property in Kansas one spring day and called Jensen with a simple question: ‘Why is this not enough?'”

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On Finland’s Memorandum with Turkey

“Finns should decide their own fate. Their pact with Turkey signals the opposite.”

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On Cultural Poverty

(Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

Similarly, we should understand the notion of greater cultural wealth in connection with greater cultural equality.”

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Review: “Nietzsche, The Aristocratic Rebel” by Domenico Losurdo

“First published in Italy, [Nietzsche, The Aristocratic Rebel] has finally been translated into English by Gregor Benton and released as part of the Historical Materialism Book Series with Haymarket Books.”

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Why the Left Is Accepting Finnish NATO Membership

(THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)

With that said, however, as a country with a 70-year commitment to welfarism, it would not be desirable to substitute this for Russia’s brand of plutocratic capitalism.”

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Woke Culture Isn’t Nihilistic

(Lauren Holt)

If the woke activists who are willing to wake up at 5:00 am to march for racial justice are nihilistic, they sure seem to find nihilism plenty meaningful and inspiring.” 

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Do David Brooks and the New Right Share Common Threads?

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The general public—and not the elite—is, in fact, the primary obstacle to the New Right’s political project.”

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Review: Michael Millerman’s “Beginning with Heidegger: Strauss, Rorty, Derrida, Dugin and the Philosophical Constitution of the Political”

“However, its veneration of far-right thinking (sometimes qualified but always in the most intellectualized vein) undermines its claims to genuine seriousness.”

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Dwight Evans: The VICTIM Act and Combating Crime

(Rep. Dwight Evans’ Office)

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.”

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Who Will Guard the Guardians: Dilemmas of Policing

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“Policing needs to be seen as a profession to whose ranks people of every class might plausibly aspire.”

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Keeping Wounds Green

(Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty)

“In the aftermath of the fiasco that was the Fall of Kabul, it was predictable that American commentators would detect a mirroring effect of the Afghan loss on political crises in the United States.”

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