Why Progressives Should Not Pin Their Hopes on Impeachment The Left - “So while I think it is important that the impeachment trial proceed, it is far more key for progressives to vest in political and social movements that target the underlying problems.” Matt McManus 1/23/2020
From Ben Shapiro to Stefan Molyneux: How the Right “Uses” Philosophy The Left - “For the many activists and intellectuals on the Right, who identify with the ambiguously defined “Western civilization,” a nostalgic and selective association with Western civilization’s philosophical grandeur can be extremely appealing.” Matt McManus 1/19/2020
On Mourning for One’s Enemies: Remembering Sir Roger Scruton The Left - “And that is why I will miss Roger Scruton, enemy of my beliefs that he was.” Matt McManus 1/16/2020
From Ayn Rand to Amartya Sen: Using the Concept of “Rights” The Left - “Again, there seems to be no ideological bias against the concept of rights; views on the subject come from various distinct standpoints.” Néstor de Buen 1/13/2020
Review: “The Enigma of Clarence Thomas” by Corey Robin The Left - “Despite this, Thomas has also long acknowledged the history of racial discrimination in the United States and has never accepted the popular conservative trope that the impact of racism is merely a historical issue in the present day.“ Matt McManus 1/12/2020
Review: “Can the Left Learn to Meme? Adorno, Video Gaming, and Stranger Things” by Mike Watson The Left - “Despite the majority of voters aged 18-39 resisting the smear campaigns and voting for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, Britain’s aging population overwhelmed the voice of its youth to take the landslide victory.” Al Binns 1/10/2020
What Sohrab Ahmari Has Failed to Sense The Left - “Such specious reasoning is so problematic that it may well produce more of the existential instability Ahmari is keen to reject, rather than placate it.” Matt McManus 1/5/2020
The Decline of the Intellectual Dark Web The Left - “…if one truly believes that the better argument can and should win the day, more formidable ammunition will be needed on the part of the Intellectual Dark Web.” Matt McManus 12/29/2019
As the Year Closes: Appreciating One’s Political Opponents The Left - “In this spirit I would like to thank all the many individuals who have written or commented on my writing the last year, especially those who have offered sincere and interesting criticisms that have helped me develop my understanding of the world.” Matt McManus 12/12/2019
Fact-Checking the Tweet that Got Andy Ngo Banned from Twitter The Left - “While both of Ngo’s claims are technically true, the proper context paints a widely different picture.” Néstor de Buen 12/11/2019
Standing By Our Criticisms of Jordan Peterson The Left - “If Peterson manages to dispense good advice in spite of muddled philosophical and political reasoning, this attests to his psychological acuity. But it is does not magically redeem his intellectual output.” Conrad Hamilton and Matt McManus 12/10/2019
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