Bill Vitek: In Pursuit of Better Agriculture (and a Better Society)

The way we farm and the way we think are connected—that’s our premise.”

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Rep.-elect Carolyn Bourdeaux: Why She Ran, and Hope for the Future

Image via NRI Pulse

“One of the big issues was health care reform; my own parents struggled with the cost of prescription medications, using up all of their discretionary income to pay for my father’s insulin and other medications.”

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Four Ways Freedom Has Been Understood

In this brief article, my final for the year, I will discuss four different ways freedom has been conceived of in the European philosophical tradition.”

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Gad Saad’s “The Parasitic Mind”: A Reasonable Premise Gone Awry

At the time the aforementioned Heterodox Academy report was published, firings of conservatives had doubled, yet left-leaning professor firings had spiked by 950%.”

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Mayor Justin Elicker: Lessons from New Haven, CT

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“It’s clear that so many cities are going through a lot of the same challenges that New Haven is facing right now.”

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Christian Conservatism and Neo-Gnosticism: A Reply to Nick Opyrchal

(Catholic News Service/Nancy Wiechec)

However, Žižek’s entire point is that the dialectical method reveals a shocking truth about the world: that certain limitations cannot be overcome because they are built into the structure of reality itself.”

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Preview: “A Critical Legal Conception of Liberalism and Liberal Rights”

“My new book, A Critical Legal Examination of Liberalism and Liberal Rights, holds that liberalism is best understood as a political and moral doctrine committed to two fundamental principles.”

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How Democrats Can Win Back Cuban and Venezuelan Voters

Alan Diaz | Associated Press

“For those accustomed to political polarization, it is easy to transition into this hyper-polarized political climate in the United States and readily pick a side.”

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Žižek and Milbank: The Monstrosity of Christ?

(Antonio Olmos/The Observer)

“However, the purpose of this reading is to stress—contra more conservative interpreters like Milbank—that the disordered post-modern world that we inhabit is not a firm break with Christianity.”

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How Online Meme Culture Fails the Left

“As such, it is not simply the case that coherent political dialogue is difficult via the Internet; it is difficult, in large part, because of the Internet…”

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Interview: Running for Congress as a Communist

Christopher Helali for Congress

“I offer an alternative to liberal-style capitalism or conservative-style capitalism. Both are neoliberal at the end of the day.”

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On Donald Trump, the Person

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

“Throughout my writings on post-modern conservatism, I have generally avoided discussing President Donald Trump’s personality.”

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Pharmakon V: Culture Wars—Trickle-Down Economics vs. Trickle-Down Morality

(Nathan Klima)

“Without this circumspection, advocacy appears heavy-handed, tone-deaf, mistimed, and ultimately self-defeating, to the detriment of the downtrodden.”

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Ten Books Every Progressive Should Read to Understand the Right

(Associated Press)

One question I am often asked by engaged leftists is what texts are most helpful for understanding the political right.”

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The Crowding out of a Humanities Education

Taken to its logical apotheosis, this trend all but guarantees that the humanities—philosophy, literature, journalism, etc.—will become the exclusive domain of the economic elite.”

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