The Pernicious Influence of Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s Sophistry The Center - “In one of the great exercises of academic sophistry in our times, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva wants to persuade us that color-blindness is racism, and color-consciousness is anti-racism.” Gabriel Andrade 7/9/2020
What Is the “Real Deal” at Jordan Peterson’s Thinkspot? The Center - “However, in this piece, I will explain precisely why Thinkspot was created. The story starts shortly after the turn of the millennium, with crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.” Adam Wasserman 7/6/2020
The Foundational Integrity of Imants Ziedonis The Center - “In other words, Ziedonis, knowingly or not, recognized that for a state to be free, its people must recognize a shared tradition and must be themselves free to build upon it.” Patrick Burr 7/6/2020
The Dangers of Politicizing the Coronavirus The Center - “It is not often that everyone in the country faces the same towering life-and-death challenge all at once, which is why we should drop the cheap partisan smears and start talking honestly about the greatest threat we have confronted in a generation.” Matt Johnson 7/5/2020
Interview with Oliver Strijbis: Swiss Lessons on Identity and National Unity The Center - “Political ideas are too abstract. They are not enough to make people emotional about identity. Swiss identity has a cultural element.” Mark Hecht 7/3/2020
Anti-Racism Demonstrations That Are Just Too Much The Center - “Those doing things like reenacting a slave raid may have noble intentions, but they are sending the wrong message.” Gabriel Andrade 7/3/2020
The Puppet Masters of Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis The Center - “The question worth asking is: Who stands to benefit from the continual fueling, participation, and organization of a war that threatens to destabilize Yemen irreversibly?” Cameron Joseph 7/1/2020
Allan Bloom at Harvard, a Lesson Reverberating through the Years The Center - “ The university is nothing less than the institutionalization of Socrates. So the end of philosophy in the university portends the subversion of democracy itself.” Chris Augusta 6/28/2020
Herodotus and the Human Quest for Justice The Center - “Herodotus, as we can begin to see, is a theorist of human action—and a theorist of justice. Justice, according to Herodotus, is the chief force of human action.” Paul Krause 6/27/2020
Bo Winegard on Events Taking Place Across Academia: “I Am Terrified” The Center - “I have never been more depressed about the state of truth in the world.” Kevin Turner 6/24/2020
And They’ve Come for the Founders The Center - “However, as one watches the Founders find their way into the crosshairs of so many, perhaps the obvious needs to be restated.” Erich J. Prince 6/24/2020
Interview: Elika Ashoori on Her Father’s Ten Year Prison Sentence in Iran The Center - “His interrogators were telling him that we have gangs who could ‘stab your daughter or wife in London.'” Kevin Turner 6/23/2020
Liberate the Other Half: Empowering the “Back Row” of America The Center - “Rather than cracking down on higher-income Americans, it is past time to liberate the other half.” Ben Wilterdink 6/23/2020
Against the Concept Creep Of “Racism” The Center - “This is why I was dismayed by a recent essay published at Arc Digital (on June 9th) by Akiva M. Cohen, entitled ‘Systemic Racism Is Real. We Need To Fight It, Not Deny It.'” Samuel Kronen 6/18/2020
Columbus Belongs Not Only to History The Center - “And one example of this—among others—is how prominently he features in a particular tradition of philosophy: that of philosophical pessimism.” Erich J. Prince 6/17/2020
No, Antifa Is Not Synonymous with “Anti-fascism” The Center - “So, in the same way that a country with the word ‘democratic’ in its name tends to be anything but, Antifa appears overwhelmingly to be anti-fascist in name only.” Gerfried Ambrosch 6/17/2020