Edward J. Watts: Dissecting the Rhetoric of Decline

Thomas Cole’s “The Course of Empire: Destruction”

But one of the dangers is it’s very easy when there is change that makes someone uncomfortable to immediately say that this is a society that’s in decline and to blame somebody for causing it.”

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Kai Whiting: Clearing up Misconceptions about Stoicism

The other fans that have a dangerously inaccurate idea about what it means to be Stoic are the ‘Broics.'”

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Gov. Brian Kemp: How to Stand up to Corporate Pressure

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“We lost the All-Star Game, but I think we won the battle because that fight has moved to other states now because we are on the right side of this issue, and we push back so hard.”

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Mary Harrington: Family Formation in the 2020s

“The long-term problem there is that if your feminism becomes associated with anti-natalism, sooner or later it’s going to trigger a backlash, and that backlash is not going to look very nice for women.”

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Immigration, Islam, and Christopher Hitchens

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Interview on Islam, Immigration and Christopher Hitchens

What I have found in the book is strong enough to suggest that there is a correlation between mass migration from Muslim-majority countries and the increase in sexual violence.”

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Antje Ellermann: What Drives a Country’s Openness to Immigration

“Interest group pressure typically opens up immigration.”

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Elena Thérèse-Rose: Making Catholicism Shareable (Especially on the Web)

“Secondly, I’d say good advice is to gain familiarity with the saints and to perhaps gain some friends among the saints because often they are the best examples.”

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Nicholas Kristof Discusses “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope”

“One of the reasons our anti-poverty efforts in America don’t do better is we start too late. We need to help kids early on.”

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Robert Orlando: Bending Genre in Filmmaking

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“If you look through the films, it’s a propaganda machine, where identity politics is always featured. There’s no space there for just a common universal story, which is the appeal to human frailty or common ground.”

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David French Talks “Divided We Fall”

“Well, the first paragraph basically says it all. It begins with ‘The continued unity of the United States of America cannot be guaranteed.'”

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Wes Jackson: How to Respect One’s Tools

“I’m Robert Jensen. I’ll be your guide into the restless and relentless mind of Wes Jackson. I first bumped into Wes’ work more than three decades ago, and his ideas have had a profound influence on my thinking about society and ecology.”

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Jonathan Church: Getting to the Bottom of the Robin DiAngelo Craze

“I go through a whole analysis of that and why—statistically speaking—you’re basically making a very broad statement about white people in general based on one observation in one Jeopardy! episode.”

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Ray Haynes: Why Republicans Should Support the Popular Vote

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“In the battleground states, since 2000, Republicans have won the popular vote four out of six times. In fact, Donald Trump—in 2020—won the battleground states by over 2.1 million votes.”

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Kevin Williamson: How to Improve the Lot of Those Left Behind

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“And he wrote this very famous novel called Infinite Jest, which he described as a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness. And so, I think in some ways, I’ve written a very sad book about the pursuit of happiness as well.”

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Alfie Bown: Where Politics and Gaming Meet

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I think there’s great potential in video games. In some ways, they are the primary space in which the culture wars are now being fought.”

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