The Particular Discomfort Neurodivergents Have with Speech Codes The Center - “The patterns of behavior that characterize a broad part of the autistic spectrum are indirectly viewed as a hindrance towards the 21st-century diversity and inclusion goals.” Alessandro van den Berg 11/22/2019
The Solution to the “Incel” Problem The Center - “A State that hopes to mingle in the bedroom is one step closer to totalitarianism, and that is why sex redistribution is a horrifying prospect. But, while not enforcing it, the State, and most importantly, leaders of civil society (most crucially, intellectuals), should send the message that monogamy is a good thing.” Gabriel Andrade 11/13/2019
When the Left Doesn’t Like Science Either The Center - “At the time when postcolonialist scholars were saying these silly things (starting in the latter half of the 20th Century), some philosophers of science were also developing some strange ideas.” Gabriel Andrade 11/9/2019
Thomas Friedman, Barack Obama, and the Longstanding Tumult in Syria The Center - “Had Obama intervened strongly enough in 2013, Syria could have been his Bosnia, a long-running humanitarian disaster that a U.S. president halted after initially dragging his feet.” Michael D. Purzycki 11/7/2019
Pope Francis and “What Is Idolatry, Anyways?” The Center -   “And Pope Francis himself is wrong for, once again, being a populist and refusing to call a spade a spade; he wants support from the Left and thus defends Pachamama, but he also wants support from the Right and thus condemns idolatry.” Gabriel Andrade 11/4/2019
Augustine and the Politics of Love The Center - “Compared to the other classical political philosophers, Augustine stands apart from not articulating a preferred political order or what the ideal order would be. And that is the point.” Paul Krause 11/1/2019
Halloween Moral Panics, on Both the Left and Right The Center - “Despite the absurd views of evangelical pastors, college diversity officers, and Latin American leftist nationalists, Halloween is unstoppable, and this is for the good of humanity.” Gabriel Andrade 10/31/2019
Franco’s Exhumation: An Opportunity to End One-Sided Narratives The Center - “In fact, many of the generals who participated in the 1936 rebellion used the 1934 rebellion as an excuse: if the Left was not willing to give recognition to a legitimately constituted government, then now the Right was not under the obligation to do so, either.” Gabriel Andrade 10/29/2019
Somewhere Between the Marquis de Sade and the Twist The Center - “…nor could [Houellebecq] have emerged from the hundreds of wallet-siphoning creative writing MFA programs, whose grasp on the American literary world has sanitized literature to an unreadable degree.” Clint Margrave 10/27/2019
Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, and the Left’s False Anti-Imperialist Crusade The Center - “Through rallying anti-war movements and opposing any Western intervention (including humanitarian missions), many Western socialist intellectuals have, in fact, turned themselves into foot soldiers for authoritarian and undemocratic regimes.” Sirvan Karimi 10/26/2019
“Things We Pretend Not to Know”: Douglas Murray and the Futilitarian Paradigm The Center - “Mill is pointing to a driver, perhaps the chief driver of inequality in our economic system. The ‘capital’ that young people today are unable to accumulate is, in fact, land (i.e. location) value.” Darren Iversen 10/24/2019
Sorry Noam Chomsky, the World Needs the United States The Center - “The United States has no other option but to, as Niall Ferguson phrases it, cease to be an empire-in-denial, and come to terms with the fact that, for now, the world needs a global policeman, and the United States is the one country that can play that role.” Gabriel Andrade 10/23/2019
The Similar Artistic Appeal of Jordan Peterson and Ta-Nehisi Coates The Center - “In a media environment where heady intellectuals spray the air with heady jargon, it is a joy just to have people who keep the spirit of human aspiration alive through art and creative representation.” Samuel Kronen 10/23/2019
The Left Is No Stranger to Conspiracy Theories Either The Center - “Matt McManus analyzes conspiracy mongering in the United States by focusing on President Donald Trump and Dinesh D’Souza (a right-wing nut), but he neglects to mention Oliver Stone or Louis Farrakhan, conspiracy theorists who sing to the tune of the Left.” Gabriel Andrade 10/22/2019
Enduring Lessons from Early 20th Century Neuroscience The Center - “More importantly to Cajal, however, is that theorists care more about telling a good story than giving it to us straight. When the current state of knowledge is disorganized and uninteresting, according to Cajal, that’s exactly what we should be saying.” Andrew Neff 10/20/2019
Coleman Hughes and Critiques of the Left: An Open Letter to McManus The Center - “Although the line seems quite clear as to when right-wing ideas have gone too far, the same clarity just isn’t there for when left-wing ideas go bad.” Samuel Kronen 10/18/2019