Who Was Martin Heidegger? (And Should Progressives Care?) The Left - “This is especially true in large urban areas. Forces beyond our control compel us to focus on the now “yolo?” and live fragmented lives of needs and satisfaction. In these contexts, we focus on being like animals rather than selves, and become increasingly homogenous and indistinguishable.” Matt McManus 7/19/2018
What is Human Dignity? Kant Sheds Light The Left - “We are not just material objects in a value-free universe. Kant makes the radical and highly innovative argument that autonomy of the individual is the enabling condition of moral philosophy.” Matt McManus 7/14/2018
What is a “Post-Modern Conservative”? The Left - “As Harry Frankfurt of On Bullshit indicated, a liar is someone who still has some tangential sense of what the truth is. They are aware of what is true and choose to dishonestly present the opposite. This is not true of Mr. Trump and his acolytes.” Matt McManus 7/10/2018
Lawyer, Photographer, and Activist Sara Bennett Talks Prison System and Life after Parole The Left - “…after you’ve been away for 25 or 30 years, the likelihood of your having a family is pretty slim. A lot of people’s parents die while they’re in prison. Women don’t have the same support network as men do in prison which I think people find surprising.” Henri Mattila 7/3/2018
Jordan Peterson and Conservative Critiques of Modernity The Left - “If we value our heritage, conservative intellectuals like Peterson need to stop pandering to their followers, and instead start motivating them to be more reflective about the culpability of complex social forces.” Matt McManus 6/29/2018
Being a Red State Democrat: An Interview with Jim Martin The Left - “True patriotism is the guy, man or woman, who shows up at the post office every day to be a postal clerk… I dislike and disapprove of those people who wrap themselves in the flag claiming to be patriots when they’ve…done nothing to help move this country forward.” Erich J. Prince 6/28/2018
The Left-Leaning Media Is Following the Money. Not the Issues that Matter The Left - “As newscasters reported in painstaking detail about the intricacies of a politician’s body language or outfit, 3.2 million Americans lost health insurance in 2017. Only 39 percent of Americans can afford a $1k emergency. And 41 million Americans are hungry.” Grace Eppinger 6/25/2018
Politician Profile: An Interview with Lincoln Chafee The Left - “There are more wedge issues that divert our attention from the real issues. That’s what I found during my time in the Senate…But the Republicans wanted to send their Republican candidates out to campaign about gay marriage and abortion and flag burning. It’s all about control of the Senate.” Erich J. Prince 6/25/2018
On Bias and Truth in the Public Sphere The Left - “The unceasing accusations of bias are no longer used to promote dialogue and bridge interpretive frameworks. Instead, they are used to seal ourselves off inside bubbles that allow us to preserve the integrity of our world view, free from contamination by the views of others.” Matt McManus 6/21/2018
Carl Schmitt, Liberalism, and Post-Modern Conservatism The Left - “The practice of politics is always a form of violence, whether literal or figurative, as different groups of friends and enemies attempt to overcome one another and seize control of the state.” Matt McManus 6/18/2018