Interview: Elika Ashoori on Her Father’s Ten Year Prison Sentence in Iran

“His interrogators were telling him that we have gangs who could ‘stab your daughter or wife in London.'”

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Are Conservatives “Virtue Signalling” Too?

Of course, virtue signaling from the Right regarding the protests has come in many forms other than writing.”

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Liberate the Other Half: Empowering the “Back Row” of America

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“Rather than cracking down on higher-income Americans, it is past time to liberate the other half.”

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Parallels Between the Coronavirus and Refugee Crises

(Alessio Mamo/redux)

This is a perfect example of why a global problem needs a single multilateral response, and not various contradictory unilateral responses.”

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The Key to the West Lies Within Sir Roger Scruton’s Life

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“In this 2014 book, he would define conservatism as—among other things—a sentiment and ‘one that all mature people can readily share: the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.'”

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Interview: Adrianna San Marco, Student Journalist Fired for Conservative View

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“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.'”

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Does Jordan Peterson Misconstrue “Myth”?

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This, however, poses another problem because it presumes that mythical truth is somehow free from ideology.”

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How Mexico’s Drug Cartels Have Exploited the Pandemic

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In Mexico, the most effective influencers are either politicians or drug lords.”

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Understanding the Reactionary Outlook

One of the defining features of the reactionary outlook is how thin its conception of life’s meaning is, and this, in turn, explains why reactionaries tend to be so anxious about it all falling apart…”

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Against the Concept Creep Of “Racism”

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“This is why I was dismayed by a recent essay published at Arc Digital (on June 9th) by Akiva M. Cohen, entitled ‘Systemic Racism Is Real. We Need To Fight It, Not Deny It.'”

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Columbus Belongs Not Only to History

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“And one example of this—among others—is how prominently he features in a particular tradition of philosophy: that of philosophical pessimism.”

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No, Antifa Is Not Synonymous with “Anti-fascism”

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“So, in the same way that a country with the word ‘democratic’ in its name tends to be anything but, Antifa appears overwhelmingly to be anti-fascist in name only.”

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The False Dichotomy in Kimberlé Crenshaw’s Intersectionality

(Luke Kenneally)

Why is this important? Because grammar shows that Crenshaw’s distinction between identity politics and liberal universalism is artificial.”

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Interview: Curt Jaimungal, Director of “Better Left Unsaid”

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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.”

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In Place of Columbus’ Statue, Build One for Francisco de Vitoria

(Jacques Clément)

Perhaps the strongest argument considered by Vitoria relied on what today we might call “humanitarian intervention.”

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