On Robert Orlando’s “Citizen Trump” The Center - “To do so, he tells President Trump’s life story in the cinematographic style of Citizen Kane, incorporating the iconic snow globe, the campaign poster, and even the mysterious word (‘Rosebud’) that is central to Orson Welles’ masterpiece.” Gabriel Andrade 8/14/2020
Partisan Identity and the Death of Representative Governance The Center - “Importing these ideas into your sense of self—to think of yourself as a liberal or a conservative—is irrational and corrosive. It is a recipe for error.” Zane Beal 8/8/2020
White Jesus and the “Other” Jesus: When Activists Come for Gods The Center - “A civilization that worships at such altars is one that no longer believes in itself, that considers itself irredeemably guilty, sinful or evil…” Alexander Zubatov 8/7/2020
Why Cancel Culture Won’t Last The Center - “This is the thing about moral panics—while threatening, they can be illuminating.” Matt Johnson 8/3/2020
Blackface: When Nuance Meets Taboo The Center - “One of the first lessons my students of undergraduate literary studies learn about text analysis is to distinguish between internal and external communication.” Gerfried Ambrosch 7/31/2020
How We Can Finally Put the Reparations Question Behind Us The Center - “With that in mind, what I want to do below is to advance a proposal that, I think, lets everyone concerned out of this conundrum gracefully.” Alexander Zubatov 7/27/2020
Innocence, Guilt, and Living with a Disability The Center - “This puts me in a strange position as someone who can be unequivocally categorized as a victim and yet who has always had a difficult time seeing myself as one.” Samuel Kronen 7/26/2020
Psychologist Dr. Katherine Kinzler: the Role of Speech in Polarized Times The Center - “In polarized times, think of the other person as an individual and not member of the other group.” Kevin Turner 7/25/2020
Leave Lincoln’s Statues Alone but Engage with His Legacy More Critically The Center - “Indeed, Michael Scharf reports that ‘Milošević saw himself as a modern-day Abe Lincoln, employing force in a valiant effort to hold his crumbling Yugoslavia together.’”  Gabriel Andrade 7/20/2020
How Sam Harris Changed My Opinion of Jordan Peterson The Center - “This is why Peterson genuinely believes in Dostoevsky’s eminent saying in The Brothers Karamazov: ‘Without God all things are permitted.'” Alessandro van den Berg 7/20/2020