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
Returning to the Case 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