Sisterhood and Solidarity: A Feminist Utopia The Left - “Intra-sexual competitive behavior remains a major barrier to women’s full inclusion in the university workplace, and we would be wise to break it down.” Marion Trejo 1/18/2019
A Review of “Too Fat to Go to the Moon” by Rob McCleary The Left - “Like any good satirist, McLeary directs a lot of his vitriol against the powers that be. He condemns the wealthy families and politicos that encouraged the country to give into its worst impulses, and then fled into space when the inevitable decline set in.” Matt McManus 1/16/2019
The Case for Humanity (Part IV) The Left - “A technologically-advanced species with the capacity to destroy itself had better learn how to work together.” Matt McManus 1/3/2019
The Case for Humanity (Part III) The Left - “Rather than emphasizing abstract duty like Kant—or God, as Kierkegaard did—Nussbaum maintains that we become who we are through the people we interact with and the projects we are capable of pursuing.” Matt McManus 12/14/2018
The Case for Humanity (Part II) The Left - “And this is the rub of Kant’s political critique of nationalist-type arguments. If the nationalist allows too much deviation from the shared identity of the nation, then his society risks becoming one of liberal individuals.” Matt McManus 12/4/2018
The Case For Humanity (Part I) The Left - “We needn’t regard internationalism as a failed or misguided project, which the 20th century demonstrated was destined for the ash heap of history. Rather we should regard it as our first, clumsy, and tentative steps towards establishing a more complete global union.” Matt McManus 11/29/2018
Book Review: “Fashionable Nonsense” 20 Years Later The Left - “Moreover, this also implies postmodern writers should be far more modest and careful when criticizing the virtues of science and reason, since it is not clear that they fully appreciate what it is that scientists actually do and believe.” Matt McManus 11/13/2018
Why the Left Needs to Think About Religion (And Other Big Questions) The Left - “The political right has long been better at playing the Nietzschian game of values than the political left.” Matt McManus 11/2/2018
The Rebirth of History: Part II The Left - While post-modern conservatism is not doomed to failure due to some immanent dialectical process, it is utterly unable to rectify the social and political problems of the day. Matt McManus 10/22/2018
A Reply to Henry George: “The Virtue of Nationalism” The Left - “Unless there are certain universal mores, then a preference for the national values of the United Kingdom over those of Iran seem purely aesthetic, not moral.” Matt McManus 10/20/2018
The Rebirth of History: Part I The Left - “Proponents of identity politics tended to push for these historically marginalized groups, in all their intersectional complexity, to have a greater say in the cultural and political dynamics of the day.” Matt McManus 10/11/2018
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