Dear Jordan Peterson Fans, Try to Actually Be More Like Him The Center - “Peterson is neither sacrosanct nor untouchable. He would agree with that statement himself.” Alessandro van den Berg 1/28/2020
Three Simple Rules for Discussing Politics The Center - “I would also add that it is best to avoid the tendency toward what I would call know-betterism, where we take the role of a parental figure trying to guide our political opponents to the light.” Samuel Kronen 1/27/2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Must Not Morph into Anti-Chinese Stereotyping The Center - “Yes, China could do better in terms of public hygiene. But, moral panic over the foods the Chinese eat is more about cultural prejudices than anything else.” Gabriel Andrade 1/26/2020
Nietzschean Thirst The Center - “Those known as ‘the rabble,’ whom Zarathustra describes as fit only to be slaves, ultimately dwell within every human soul. It is that lowly thing in each of us which must be pitilessly overcome.” Brandon Tucker 1/26/2020
For Trump 2020, There’s More to the Story than Just the Stock Market The Center - “But basing a campaign strategy on acceptable headline economic numbers while some parts of the nation are already in a recession is nothing short of tone deaf.” Pieter Sittler 1/21/2020
Listen, Jordan Peterson: Marx Is Your Friend! The Center - “Peterson should also reconsider his antipathy towards Marx because—perhaps surprisingly—if properly read, Marx would come across more as Peterson’s ally, rather than the origin of everything that is wrong with modernity.” Gabriel Andrade 1/20/2020
“Megxit” and America’s Exportation of Identity Politics The Center - “American cultural imperialism is not just about McDonald’s or Disney; America also exports identity politics.” Gabriel Andrade 1/14/2020
Writing about Jordan Peterson for the First Time The Center - “Nevertheless, The Rise of Jordan Peterson comes to me as a relief. Prior to Peterson, the position of the hip professor loved by college students (with all sorts of memes and merchandises using his image), was occupied by Slavoj Žižek.” Gabriel Andrade 1/9/2020
Why Greta Thunberg Should Go Back to School The Center - “As a fellow person with autism, I hope to make clear why educational support—and going to school—is so essential to the lives of people with autism.” Alessandro van den Berg 1/7/2020
The Killing of Qasem Soleimani, as Seen from Latin America The Center - “One may criticize U.S. imperialism, yet, at the same time, it must be acknowledged that Iran is becoming an increasingly toxic influence in Latin America.” Gabriel Andrade 1/6/2020
Can We Read Moby Dick? The Center - “But, as I found myself stumbling in my response to my sister, a more elemental question arose: Can we read Moby Dick?” Chris Augusta 1/4/2020
Greta Thunberg and Misunderstanding Childhood The Center - “The ‘Greta phenomenon’ tells us far more about our cultural approach to childhood than about global warming.” Gabriel Andrade 1/2/2020
Editor’s Choice: The Best Interviews of 2019 The Center - As is tradition at Merion West, here are the editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West interviews of 2019. Erich J. Prince 12/31/2019
Editor’s Choice: The Best Articles of 2019 The Center - As is tradition at Merion West, here are the editor’s choices for our favorite Merion West articles of 2019. Erich J. Prince 12/30/2019
Pope Francis, the Consummate Politician The Center - “From its very beginnings, Christianity has been fond of buddy tales, i.e. stories in which two great defenders of the faith become close friends.” Gabriel Andrade 12/28/2019
Sitting Down with the Director of “The Rise of Jordan Peterson” The Center - “I would say the social aspects of making the film were really difficult for me because a lot of my network and friends and social circle is progressive, and, obviously, progressives are not a fan of [Peterson’s].” Kambiz Tavana 12/23/2019