On the Inevitability of Racism The Center - “As psychoanalysis long ago has perspicaciously demonstrated, prejudice is universal to human nature and is evolutionarily informed.” Jon Mills 12/5/2022
COVID-19 and the Banality of Evil The Left - “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.” Andrew Joseph Pegoda 12/4/2022
Russia Will Pursue Desperate Strategies After It Exhausts Its Missile Supply The Center - “Aside from the fact that history shows that rockets are far more useful at inflicting damage against military than civilian targets, their misuse may indicate an underlying strategic desperation in the Kremlin.” Julian Spencer-Churchill 12/1/2022
The First Metaverse Nation The Center - “What is new, in this case, is that the people of Tuvalu are hoping their future metaverse-based civilization will continue to function as a state and will be recognized internationally as a proper nation.” Peter Clarke 12/1/2022
The Complexity Paradox The Center - “We are great at handling complexity until things get really, really complex.” Jennifer Garvey Berger 10/27/2022
Putin’s Nuclear Threats Show that Jacinda Adern is Wrong About Nuclear Weapons The Center - “[Prime Minister Ardern] is correct that nuclear weapons arsenals carry with them great risks of widespread destruction. However, the greatest risk lies in committing not to use them.” Julian Spencer-Churchill 10/14/2022
Iran’s Uprising: Precursor to a New Revolution The Center - “The unrest that flared up in response to [Mahsa Amini’s] death has been virtually unprecedented and provides the international community with perhaps the clearest reminder that the Iranian people abhor authoritarianism.” Kazem Gholami 10/12/2022
Why I Support Australian Republicanism The Left - “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.” Jack Ryan 10/11/2022
Friendships as Pathways to Upward Income Mobility The Center - “For example, if poor children grew up in a neighborhood where 70% of their friends were wealthy, their future income on average will increase by 20%, similar to the effect of going to a four-year college.” Bruno V. Manno 8/16/2022
Salman Rushdie: The Antithesis to Moral Cowardice The Center - “Leading by example, Rushdie refuses to be intimidated into silence.” Gerfried Ambrosch 8/15/2022
When It Comes to Iran, Say “No” to Appeasement The Center - “Without an enemy to demonize, the Islamic Republic would have to answer for its many and grave failures.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 8/3/2022
Peter Buxtun, the Hero of Tuskegee, 50 Years On The Right - “In later interviews, Buxtun would shrug off the accolades he later received for his whistleblowing. ‘I don’t want to be embarrassed by an oversupply of compliments. I am who I am,’ he would tell bioethicist Carl Elliott in 2017.” Erich J. Prince 7/25/2022
The Acute Danger of Iran’s Belligerence The Center - “Our collective inability to push back against such a hateful worldview by holding Tehran accountable for the terror it is has funded and weaponized could soon prove to be a costly mistake.” Catherine Perez-Shakdam 7/14/2022
If the Horseshoe Fits: Illiberalism Across the Political Spectrum The Center - “While far-right ideologues make no secret of their illiberalism, their counterparts on the Left tend to cloak theirs in the language of equality.” Gerfried Ambrosch 7/10/2022
On Finland’s Memorandum with Turkey The Left - “Finns should decide their own fate. Their pact with Turkey signals the opposite.” Mike Watson 6/30/2022
Like in Ukraine, We Must Recognize Iranians’ Right to Resistance The Center - “Political leaders in the United States are increasingly recognizing the vitality and capabilities of the Iranian resistance movement and are looking for ways to empower it.” Kazem Gholami 6/7/2022