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Border-less Left

Trump v. the Border-less Left by Seth Barron. For progressives, the universe of victims is infinite. More.

Polity

The Looming Judicial Confirmation Fight by Myron Magnet. At stake is the nature of our polity. More.

Strangers

Christians Were Strangers by Michael Kulikowski. How an obscure oriental cult in a corner of Roman Palestine grew to become the dominant religion of the Western world. More.

Appraisal

Religious Freedom in the Muslim World: A Nuanced Appraisal by Daniel Philpott. What is the status of religious freedom in Islam, and what are its prospects? An answer to this question must begin with a nuanced appraisal of the political […]

Spectacle

CJ reviews Building the City of Spectacle: Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago by Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd.

Weirding

The “Weirding” of Sex by Josie Appleton. The concept of “affirmative consent” brings bureaucrats into bed. More.

Paradox Redux

The Atheist Paradox by Adam Roberts. Now that Christianity is the dominant religion on the planet, it is unbelievers who have most in common with Christ. More.

Illiberal

Samuel Gregg reviews Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, & American Economics by Thomas C. Leonard.

Antihero

Donald Trump Is The First President To Turn Postmodernism Against Itself by David Ernst. No one should be surprised that postmodern America chose an antihero to be our next president. More.

Plunder

The Plunder of the American Prison System by Ryan Cooper. Mass incarceration is expensive in America — as might be expected from a system that oversees a similar fraction of the population as the Soviet gulags. But how much does […]

Wilders

Why Geert Wilders Is Taking over Dutch Politics by Ian Buruma. His rising popularity reveals a paradox at the heart of Holland’s liberalism. More. Geert Wilders Doesn’t Threaten Dutch Liberalism: He’s Defending It by Douglas Murray. If this wind picks […]

Irreligious

The Changing Nature of America’s Irreligious Explained by Richard Flory. A recent survey of the religious profile of the 115th Congress revealed that despite the increase in the number of Americans who claim no religious affiliation, members of Congress are […]

Political

How Ultrasound Became Political by Moira Weigel. The technology has been used to create sped-up videos that falsely depict a response to stimulus. More. Related: Abortion Science: Heartbeats Are Imaginary, Unborn Babies Aren’t Alive, And Ultrasounds Are Just Tools Of […]

Jerkitude

A Theory of Jerks by Eric Schwitzgebel. Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude. More.

Thomistic

Madisonian Thomism by Paul R. DeHart. Though it is often criticized as being based on Hobbesian principles, James Madison’s constitutional theory is basically Thomistic. More.

Best

When It’s Good to be Bad by Cody Delistraty. The relentless pursuit of success is valorised in our culture, but taking the long way around is often the best. More.

Too Many

Too Many Worlds by Philip Ball. Nobody knows what happens inside quantum experiments. So why are some so keen to believe in parallel universes? More.

2020

The Crazy Left’s 4-Step Strategy To Ensure Trump’s Re-Election In 2020 by Daniel Payne. Embarrassed, angry, and confused, the Left is simply doubling down on the behavior and the rhetoric that drove large numbers of Americans to vote for Trump […]

Commodity

When Truth Becomes a Commodity by Daniel T. Rodgers. “Post-truth” carries a catchy, advertising-agency ring. And that may be exactly what is wrong with it and with our times. We do not live in an era stripped of truths. We […]

Pessimism

The Dark Side of American Optimism by Derek Thompson. And the bright side of rising pessimism about the American Dream. More.