Basic Errors? Winston Churchill Deconstructs Andrew Yang’s UBI The Center - “The outcome of Andrew Yang’s UBI would be higher rents and, most likely, a property bubble.” Darren Iversen 9/14/2019
Soccer and Remembering Women in Iran The Center - “Since women are banned from stadiums in Iran, a girl there was arrested for dressing as a boy in order to attend a soccer match. While awaiting trial, she incinerated herself to death.” Gabriel Andrade 9/12/2019
Interview: Rep. Jeff Van Drew on Getting the Two Parties to Work Together The Center - “America is an experiment in democracy like none other. I do believe in American exceptionalism. They spoke about many things, but one of the things that they spoke about was the fact that we should never be overly reliant on political parties.” Erich J. Prince 9/11/2019
Better Understanding Plato’s Republic The Center - “Plato’s Republic is not, primarily, asking the question ‘what is justice?’ as much as it is asking what kind of city do we live in? Before we can address any political issue we must first know whether we are living under a regime of tyranny or liberty.” Paul Krause 9/9/2019
Aristophanes: The First Poet Critic The Center - In the words of German poet Henrich Heine: “There is a God, and his name is Aristophanes.” Paul Krause 9/4/2019
On the Death of Immanuel Wallerstein The Center - “For that reason, I hold that Wallerstein’s ideas are very questionable, but his work is still worthy of consideration.” Gabriel Andrade 9/3/2019
The Amazon Fire and Phony Environmentalism The Center - “As with the opposition to GMOs and nuclear power, Morales’ free pass sadly proves that most environmentalist groups are not really about the environment. They are more about identity politics and, more importantly, about the hipness of being feel-good activists.” Gabriel Andrade 8/29/2019
Sophocles and the Necessity of Family The Center - “Instead of the gods being our deliverance, the family is the instrument of salvation and the bulwark against tyranny in his surviving plays.” Paul Krause 8/26/2019
Euripides: Oracle of Modernity The Center - “Euripides’ gods are the gods of Hesiod given a new, cunning, and manipulative makeover. Furthermore, they are depicted as clear threats to the human social order.“ Paul Krause 8/19/2019
Why Aeschylus Still Matters Today The Center - “But Aeschylus’ cosmos goes beyond Homer’s in presenting Reason, Persuasion, as an integral aspect of the cosmos that was otherwise absent in Homer.” Paul Krause 8/15/2019
Getting Consistent on Collective Blame The Center - “The Left cannot get enough of sociological explanations for all sorts of violence. It is never about individual responsibility; it is always about social structures.” Gabriel Andrade 8/10/2019
The Real Truth of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter The Center - “To DeSimone and his acolytes, two cold-blooded murderers were freed. To our system of justice, two persons, their innocence always in question, were unfairly tried and convicted.” Fred Martens 8/6/2019
Ricardo Rosselló Resigns, But There is Nothing to Celebrate The Center - “With this standard, if the private diaries or WhatsApp conversations of people were opened, prisons the world over would be swamped with inmates, and companies would fire half of its staff on a daily basis.” Gabriel Andrade 7/26/2019
What Popular Culture Gets Wrong about “El Chapo” The Center - “Almost one hundred years after his death, Villa’s image enjoys the allure of a romantic Robin Hood in Latin American imagination.” Gabriel Andrade 7/22/2019
What Happens to Those Who Investigate Government Corruption The Center - “I knew the consequences of looking into public corruption. You’re not going to make many friends, and you’re certainly going to make many enemies.” Erich J. Prince 7/21/2019
The Downsides of Subsidizing Sports The Center - “If history is any guide, subsidies (not just in sports, but in all spheres of economic life) do not usually work.” Gabriel Andrade 7/15/2019
I Love a Black Ariel, But I Hate Identity Politics The Center - “So, all those people that tweet #notmyariel are probably arguing that if Black Panther necessarily has to be black, Ariel necessarily has to be white.” Gabriel Andrade 7/12/2019
Is the Apostle Paul Relevant in the 21st Century? The Center - “Famously, Nietzsche despised Paul for distorting Jesus’ original message and bringing forth an obsession with sin. The result, in Nietzsche’s view, is Christianity’s unhealthy emphasis on guilt and renunciation.” Gabriel Andrade 7/8/2019
Burke’s Aesthetics Formed the Core of His Politics The Center - “Those who deal in political aesthetics have long noted that Burke’s aesthetics is the core ground of his outlook.” Paul Krause 7/1/2019
A Closer Look at Simón Bolívar The Center - “Insomuch as the historical figure of Bolívar still has considerable influence in contemporary Latin American politics, some demythologizing and criticism is in order.” Gabriel Andrade 6/28/2019
Poetry and Modernity The Center - “Any civilization or culture is itself a vast dynamic interpretation or, we could even say, a vast dynamic work of art.” Chris Augusta 6/26/2019
The Secular Age Fails to Escape Its Roots The Center - “These transformations in understandings of sacrifice culminate in what today we think of as our ‘liberation’ from centuries of naïveté and superstition.” Chris Augusta 6/22/2019
Pope Francis’ Change to the Lord’s Prayer: Another Cheap Applause Line The Center - “His purpose seems to be diverting attention from these real concerns, by projecting a revolutionary image of a kind Pope who preaches a loving God, far removed from the deity who destroys Sodom and Gomorrah with sulphur.” Gabriel Andrade 6/20/2019
Godzilla and Environmental Pessimism The Center - “But like his philosophical cousins before him, Godzilla cannot exist because the ideas upon which he is based are incorrect. He cannot exist because pessimism is false.” Tom Hyde 6/15/2019
When Superstitions Govern World Leaders The Center - “Maduro claims communication with Chávez via birds, but let us recall that George W. Bush once said that God told him to invade Iraq.” Gabriel Andrade 6/14/2019
We Will All Be Banned The Center - “TechCrunch uses the word ‘hate’ so many times—and so without any obvious meaning, that it strikes me as likely a form of attempted Pavlovian conditioning.” Allen Farrington 6/10/2019
Interview: Nicholas Christakis on His Latest Book The Center - “When I’m speaking of a good society, I’m not necessarily speaking of a good society in the 21st century. I’m speaking of a kind of good society that we have a blueprint to make, that is, in turn, written in our genes.” Erich J. Prince 6/10/2019
A Reasoned Approach to the Abortion Wars The Center - “Nobody can say with confidence exactly what a court will do. What is visible from our analysis is that it is likely not a slam dunk either way.” Ronald L. Carlson 6/8/2019
St. Peter and St. Paul: A “Bromance” That Never Was The Center - “Yet, Christianity is a more complicated religion, because in its traditions, fact and fiction intermingle, and it is not always  easy to determine which is which.” Gabriel Andrade 6/7/2019
Interview with Senator Isakson: Putting Veterans First The Center - “One thing is for sure in Washington is, no matter how tight or tough times are, veterans are a class to themselves; they are an issue to themselves. Partisanship rarely ever creeps into the VA.” Erich J. Prince 6/4/2019
When We Make Political Pawns of Children The Center - “Every January, toddlers hold signs with messages that they cannot possibly understand. But children also hold signs they might passively understand, and teenagers hold signs they probably understand, if only imperfectly.” Samuel Forster 6/3/2019
When Marx Attacked The Single Tax The Center - “Georgism dissolves socialism; it is pro-worker and pro-capital at the same time. This is impossible for the socialist who believes to his core that labor can only win if capital loses.” Darren Iversen 6/2/2019
Modi and the Erosion of Critical Thinking in India The Center - “Postcolonial and post-modern scholarship criticize science as a Western construct with no real legitimate claim to truth or objectivity, thus paving the way for Hindu nationalists to come up with their wild theories.” Gabriel Andrade 6/1/2019
Interview: A Pulitzer Prize Winner’s Advice to Young Journalists The Center - “Photojournalism—and photography in general—is based on a trusting relationship: the relationship between the photographer and the subject. And, in order to really get several layers deep, the photographer needs to reveal their sensitive side.” Erich J. Prince 5/28/2019
A Deep Dive into Ben Shapiro’s Book The Center - “That ‘conservatives’ today celebrate the book speaks volumes of the leftward drift of conservatism and the confused state of existence conservatism is in.” Paul Krause 5/27/2019
The Perennially Difficult Debate Around Tyrannicide The Center - “It is, for the most part, a taboo, presumably because of how morally outrageous it seems—and because no sensible person wants to go down as proposing assassinations.” Gabriel Andrade 5/25/2019
Climate Change Makes a Thanos of Us All The Center - “We need a philosophy of problem-solving, not problem-avoidance. And yes, while stalling techniques are useful, their primary function is to give us more time to create active solutions, not avoid them all together.” Tom Hyde 5/22/2019
Nietzsche’s First Man: Ralph Waldo Emerson The Center - “Nietzsche has little unqualified good to say about individual modern philosophers—save one: Ralph Waldo Emerson.” Chris Augusta 5/21/2019
“The Mirror Test”: A Way to Assess Philosophies? The Center - Is “The Mirror Test” a new tool by which to evaluate philosophies? Logan Chipkin 5/21/2019
What Netflix’s Caligula Teaches Us about Trump and His Critics The Center - “If we are willing to be mildly skeptical of a historian who wrote about an emperor removed by one century, then we should also be skeptical of psychiatrists who are too eager to diagnose Mr. Trump with some mental disorder.” Gabriel Andrade 5/18/2019
On Nihilism and the Power of Nothing The Center - “While the mass man is the product of his history, the mass man recognizes no necessary connection or debt to his past. He is ‘the spoiled child of human history’ with a, ‘radical ingratitude to all that has made possible the ease of his existence.'” Chris Augusta 5/16/2019
On Trump Hatred: A Plea from the Heart(land) The Center - “Many features of this region have stood out—but few more prominently than the generosity of its people. They are devoted to their churches; they volunteer their time; they give to charity; they start charities; they adopt children.” David Eisenberg 5/13/2019
Mercenaries Actually Have a Long History in Venezuela The Center - “As monstrous as the Blackwater plan may seem, we must not lose sight of the fact that Maduro is the only real employer of mercenaries in Venezuela, and that his 19th century heroes were doing the same thing.” Gabriel Andrade 5/8/2019
Beyond Ideology The Center - “How alien this experience of total control is to our everyday existence in the chaotic, inexplicable universe. For just this reason, we fashion ideologies to live out our fantasies of control.” Brandon Tucker 4/30/2019
Slavoj Žižek, Jordan Peterson, and Atheists Who Believe in God The Center - “Peterson’s importance is his powerful and influential insistence that religion is not arbitrary or malevolent—that in every developed form we encounter it, religious stories are archetypal of the human condition in a way nothing else can or ever will be.” Allen Farrington 4/25/2019
The Cinnabon Made Me Do It: Surprising Influences on Moral Behavior The Center - “These factors seem to have a demonstrable impact on our behavior, and yet are morally irrelevant in the sense that they should not matter to what a morally virtuous person would do. What should we make of results like these?” Christian Miller 4/22/2019
An Age-Old Question: Why Would God Allow Notre Dame to Burn? The Center - “Ultimately, it seems to me that the Notre Dame fire may indeed prove that that particular place of worship is not the abode of God.” Gabriel Andrade 4/20/2019
Three Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide, 25 Years Later The Center - “The 1994 tragedy proved that the concept of sovereignty must have limits, and that major powers do have a duty to intervene to alleviate humanitarian crises, such as genocides.” Gabriel Andrade 4/18/2019
The Racism Dialectic The Center - “In the contemporary political landscape, racism seems to be an indefatigable issue. I have noticed that those who advocate anti-racism, ironically, have a tendency to fight fire with fire—that is, racism with racism.” Paul Poitier 4/13/2019
A 30-Year-Old Trial Still Speaks Volumes about Castro The Center - “While Eastern Europeans were celebrating the arrival of democracy in 1989, Cuba went through one of its darkest episodes.” Gabriel Andrade 4/10/2019
What Can Thucydides Teach Us About China’s Rise to Power? The Center - “The problem with America as a maritime power in Asia is that, like the United Kingdom of yesteryear, the United States is not an Asian power.” Paul Krause 4/1/2019
Norman Ornstein Joins Erich Prince: “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks” The Center - “It’s harder to demonize somebody if your kids are playing on the soccer field together, and you’re out there on a weekend afternoon.” Erich J. Prince 3/30/2019
When the Lights Go Out in Venezuela The Center - “Socialists frequently tell us that in their ideal system, private property of the common man is to be respected; only major industries are to be seized…Well, that is exactly what socialism did in Venezuela, and it has not been pretty.” Gabriel Andrade 3/21/2019
Greg Lukianoff Joins Erich Prince: The Coddling of the American Mind The Center - “On campuses so far, I have been pleasantly surprised that I have been invited to talks that have been well-received and civil.” Erich J. Prince 3/16/2019
Editor’s Choice: The Best Political Speeches of the Past 55 Years The Center - A few recent political speeches worthy of the history books. Erich J. Prince 3/7/2019
Interview: Rick Ungar on His New Project “The Daily Centrist” The Center - “My reputation is, ‘Every conservative’s favorite liberal.’ That’s because I don’t hate people because I disagree with them.” Erich J. Prince 3/1/2019
Our Conversation With Berny Belvedere, Founder of Arc Digital The Center - “People who read us will gain a better perspective overall of the issues that we produce. Why wouldn’t we want to be as influential as possible?“ Henri Mattila 2/26/2019
When Debating the Border, Let’s Remember Gangs The Center - “With well over one million gang members criminally operating in the United States…Terms like ‘occupation’ come to mind.” John Melvin and Michael Carlson 2/24/2019
“Feminism”: A War Against Women? The Center - “I am a single college student with jobs but no set career. Unlike Newman, I cannot speak for anyone else, but I can say that I did not appreciate her representation of our sex.” Sophia Redelfs 2/19/2019
In Defense of Jordan Peterson’s Religious Beliefs The Center - “However, [Peterson’s] general statements about God do, or would, find a home in Catholic and Orthodox theological dogma and tradition.” Paul Krause 2/18/2019