Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Ex-Muslims on the Front Lines in the Battle for Civil Society
Faith Quintero November 19, 2020
Ex-Muslims play a critical role in challenging the evil belief system that is Islam. Help them in the fight to protect free speech and civil society by supporting their work however you can.
Arts & Culture, History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
Timothy Sandefur October 2, 2020
In Cynical Theories, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay explore the connections between such phenomena as “shoutdowns,” “canceling,” and identity politics on the one hand and the philosophical doctrines taught in America’s universities on the other.
History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights
CJ Pearson Identifies a Cause of 9/11—but Not the Fundamental Cause
Craig Biddle September 11, 2020
The fundamental cause of the atrocity on 9/11 was acceptance of faith as a means of knowledge. This cause set all of the other, derivative causes in motion.
Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Black Lies Matter: Why Lies Matter to the Race Grievance Industry by Taleeb Starkes
Andrew Bernstein August 6, 2020
Black Lies Matter is a courageous, honest, and accurate exposé of Black Lives Matter—and of the Race Grievance Industry more broadly—and it deserves the attention of anyone who genuinely cares about black lives and civil society.
History, Philosophy, Reviews
Heroes, Legends, Champions: Why Heroism Matters by Andrew Bernstein
Elliott Hill July 31, 2020
If you appreciate man at his best, read this book. You’ll not only enjoy heroes more deeply, you’ll be better equipped to emulate them, too.
Good Living, Philosophy
How to Savor Gratitude and Disarm “Gratitude Traps”
Ellen Kenner May 20, 2020
Gratitude, properly understood and practiced, has the power to greatly enhance our relationships and our lives. Tragically, though, widespread misconceptions about its nature keep many people from fully enjoying it.
Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Lockdowns Versus Living
Jon Hersey April 27, 2020
Whereas many (if not most) who get COVID-19 may never even know it, the same cannot be said of the government’s “cure.” Barred from taking the actions necessary to support their lives, many are now worse off than they would be taking their chances without lockdowns.
History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights, Reviews
America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It by C. Bradley Thompson
Jon Hersey March 28, 2020
The first in a two-part series on the country’s fundamental ideas, America’s Revolutionary Mind is not a narrative of events but a systematic re-creation of the philosophy that led colonists to, in the words of Thomas Paine, “begin the world over again.”
Arts & Culture, Ayn Rand & Objectivism, History, Philosophy, Politics & Rights
How Heroes Improve Our Lives: An Interview with Andrew Bernstein
Jon Hersey March 12, 2020
In Heroes, Legends, Champions, Andrew Bernstein has created a fascinating hybrid of useful philosophy and inspirational vignettes about outstanding men and women. The result is a book that can help people rise to heroic heights in their own lives.