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The Problem of Hyper-Liberalism by John Gray. For liberals the recent transformation of universities into institutions devoted to the eradication of thought crime must seem paradoxical. In the past higher education was avowedly shaped by an ideal of unfettered inquiry. […]
CJ reviews Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill by DJ Jaffe.
Dc Graduation Scandal Shows How an Uncritical Gaze Leads Reformers Astray by Frederick M. Hess and Brendan Bell. A January audit of the D.C. Public Schools reported that more than 900 students — or one-third of the system’s high school […]
In Defence of Scientism by Thomas Cortellesi. Nothing provokes widespread horror quite like science trespassing where it is said not to belong. This aversion is so powerful that it can unite the most disparate areas of the sociopolitical spectrum in […]
Deep-Freezing the Truth at Penn by Heather Mac Donald. A distinguished law professor is publicly shamed for pointing out truths about race preferences. More.
“Which Side Are You On?” by Andy Ngo. “Which side are you on, friends? Which side are you on?” This question was robotically intoned by a dozen or so students led by a young woman in a ‘Stay Woke’ jacket. […]
The Privilege Paradox by Samuel Biagetti. Check your privilege. This is a phrase that many of us, especially from the college-educated class, have heard or read with increasing frequency in recent years. It is sometimes used to counter the views […]
PD reviews iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy, and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge.
All Couples Have a Pattern by Jerika Norona. Whether it’s been a few weeks or a few years, a way of communicating has emerged. More.
When the Body Attacks the Mind by Moises Velasquez-Manoff. A physiological theory of mental illness. More.
Why the Techlash Won’t Go Away by Leon Hadar. “This would probably not have happened if Hillary had won the 2016 presidential race,” is the kind of comment you may hear these days around Silicon Valley as gloomy high-tech titans […]
Madeline L’Engle, C.S. Lewis, and Christianity: Moving Beyond Collectivism and Individualism by Jordan J. Ballor. The Christian quest for the common good is not reducible either to the simple aggregate of individual goods or to the promotion of the needs […]
The Problem Isn’t Cambridge Analytica: It’s Facebook by Kalev Leetaru. Cambridge Analytica garnered headlines across the world on Friday as Facebook formally suspended the company from its platform over allegations that it had improperly received and retained data on tens […]
The New McCarthyism: Religion, Marriage, and Judicial Nominations by Randall Smith. Should we determine whether a person is fit to be a judge based on his or her religious beliefs or opinions on contemporary policy debates? Or should the Senate […]
Self-Driving Cars Still Don’t Know How to See by Meredith Broussard. An Uber autonomous SUV killed a pedestrian. What does that say about the promise of self-driving technology? More.
The Upside-Down Morals of Today’s Britain by Bruce Bawer. Britain! It’s the nation that, during World War II, stood alone under Churchill in defense of its own freedoms, the nation whose first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, stood shoulder to […]
The Tyranny of the Subjective by Elizabeth Finne. We are living in socially and politically bewildering times. One of the reasons for this is the sheer number of other people’s lives we are touched by on account of exponential developments […]
Elizabeth Warren Is In A Spin War With Democrats, And Conservatives Should Pay Attention by Liz Mair. Warren semi-regularly fluffs her facts on what is supposed to be her area of policy expertise. Anger seems to matter more to her […]
A Tragic Abandonment of Identity: The Secularization of America’s Religious Colleges and Universities by Arthur Goldberg. Today’s religious colleges and universities face a choice between two opposing worldviews: the traditional, spiritually embedded worldview upon which they were founded, or the […]