It’s a Somber New Year for K-12 Schools Bruno V. Manno The Center - “If the recovery effort is not expanded to involve all the resources that every community has to offer, our young people, especially the most vulnerable, face a diminished future.” 12/30/2023
Woke Kids Are Speaking; Weak Adults Are Listening Alexander Zubatov The Center - “The university protest movement largely took shape at the same time when our society’s disproportionate valorization of youth and youthful opinion began in the 1960s, when our whole nation began to come apart at the seams, an unraveling that, despite brief periods of rollback, has continued apace to this day.” 12/20/2023
Richard Kemp: Israel’s Existential Campaign to Destroy Hamas Jonathan Church The Center - “Hamas wants to maximize the death of its civilian population. The purpose is to get the international community, the United Nations, the United States, other governments around the world, to condemn Israel, to vilify Israel, to delegitimize Israel, and undermine the Jewish state in that way.” 12/19/2023
The True Origin of Palestinian Suffering Was Not 1948 Alexander von Sternberg The Center - “However, there was one man who positioned himself very early on as an opponent to this growing Jewish presence in his homeland. This man was Haj Amin al-Husseini, who, in 1921, became the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.” 12/18/2023
Phyllis Chesler: Modern Feminism’s Failure to Condemn Hamas Jonathan Church The Center - “The feminists have deserted Jewish women. And it wasn’t just Jewish women. There were Arab Muslim women, and there were Thai Buddhist women. No doubt many Christian women or some Christian women who were also raped, murdered, and kidnapped.” 12/13/2023
Beyond Profit: The Value of the Humanities James M. Magrini The Center - “When privileging science and math in the curriculum at the expense of the humanities, education sacrifices what is most essential: the important civic function of the humanities. As a result, we produce ‘a nation of employees, not citizens.'” 12/12/2023
What Elon Musk and Bill Gates Might Have in Common Peter Clarke The Center - “Musk still seems to have his wits about him when managing his other companies, when speaking on longform podcasts, or when staying conveniently on message with regard to China. So what is it about X that is specifically causing Musk to lose his composure and his business sense?” 12/8/2023
How Scholars and Activists Have Reinvented Our Understanding of Racism Jonathan Church The Center - “In short, we have dogma, and from dogma, cognitive errors in reasoning inevitably ensue.” 12/7/2023
Ireland Attempts to Silence Critics of Its Immigration Policies Noel Yaxley The Center - “The Irish state will undoubtedly have one of the most extensive, if not the most totalitarian, hate speech laws in Western Europe if the bill becomes law, despite the government’s insistence that it contains a provision to ‘protect genuine freedom of expression.'” 12/6/2023
The Legacy of Henry Kissinger Michael D. Purzycki The Center - “If, as President Nixon and Secretary Kissinger rightly believed, it was in America’s interest to extract itself from the mess their predecessors had created in Vietnam, it was not necessary for them to keep fighting the war for so long.” 12/5/2023
Geert Wilders: Yet Another Warning to the Center Gerfried Ambrosch The Center - “Many Europeans are waking up to the failures of multiculturalism and open-border policies and are demanding action. If the parties of the center left and center right continue to fail on this front, someone else will step in.” 11/29/2023
Wessie du Toit: When a Society Decenters Leisure Erich J. Prince The Center - “Meaningful work is as important to life as leisure, I think. I just think that we’ve lost the balance.” 11/25/2023
The Failure of Multiculturalism Noel Yaxley The Center - “We have a broken immigration system. Despite saying the right thing, [Suella] Braverman did not take much action to stop it. She ought to be judged similarly to what economists would call a revealed preference. In other words, actions speak louder than words.” 11/24/2023
When a Different Standard of Morality Applies to the “Oppressed” Charles Pincourt The Center - “The woke ideology does not merely advocate for redistribution of resources, but it also calls for (or at least allows for) different moral obligations according to one’s identity. This means that so-called oppressors are bound by a different morality than so-called oppressed identities.” 11/20/2023
The Press Mustn’t Ignore America’s Gang Problem Erich J. Prince The Center - “There is a formula—unfortunately, I have noticed—when it comes to many in the reality-denying national press: Make a few accurate micro-points but use them to arrive at a conclusion that no reasonable person should believe.” 11/17/2023
The Problems with Diversity Training Jonathan Church The Center - “This is an admirable aim, but there is just one big problem: Diversity training is not working.” 11/8/2023