Sunday, April 21, 2019

Coleman Hughes' incisive critique of his own university in the wake of controversial claims of racism.

Claire Lehmann applauds the staunch defence of Camille Paglia by the president of Philadelphia's Uarts.

Theoretical physicist Alessandro Strumia explores the ideas about gender and STEM that lost him his job as a guest professor at CERN.

Two academics propose that the Left and the Right might mainly be in disagreement with which brand of freedom is most important.

Are the members of the IDW at a crossroads? Uri Harris thinks so, and says they may not be as liberal as you think.

Toby Young talks to the conservative philosopher about the fallout from his statements about George Soros, China and Muslim immigration.

A Harvard Political philosopher is the latest intellectual to be disinvited to a campus. Jon Kay digs into the defenestration and finds some small reasons for hope.

A look at the life of this unique and powerful critic of Communism reveals he is a voice we still need today.

A man discovers the bunkers of the divorce industry are packed with fathers living the same painful experience. Is there a gender bias? If so, what can be done?

Great moments of scientific achievement are a time for wonderment and joy, not personal politics.
"Paglia’s career as an academic and public intellectual has coincided with the hollowing out of humanities departments by ideologues and activists intent on undermining the very principles that such departments were created to uphold. While English Studies lecturers joined the flock of Foucault worshippers in the ’80s and ’90s, Paglia maintained an interest in close-reading and the teaching of the Western Canon. An atheist who respects religion, an equal-opportunity feminist who admires men, and a libertarian progressive who understands the value of tradition, she is ready to smash orthodoxies while at the same time preserve the principles that underpin a liberal arts education." 

Views on the news, delivered so smooth.

We rightly imagine the pain
Of kids separated at our borders

But tend to ignore the same
Happening in other corners

I’m talking, of course
Of the halls of divorce



This week, listen to PewDiePie's Battle for the Soul of the Internet, Allen Farrington’s defence of the world’s most popular YouTuber.

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A note from Claire Lehmann about what animates our mission from February of this year.