Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Toward a New Masculinity

Toward a New Masculinity

I sit down to write this essay having just finished washing the dishes from the breakfast I made for my boyfriend…

In Search of a Post-Godwin Politics

In Search of a Post-Godwin Politics

In my office there’s a framed poster of Godwin’s Law: as the length of a conversation increases, the probability of a Nazi reference rises to one. After that…

A Critical Defense of Commerce

A Critical Defense of Commerce

In the movie “Sabrina,” the character David Larrabee confronts his brother Linus about his obsession with running their family business…

Liberals and Nationalists: Compromise Without Reconciliation

Liberals and Nationalists: Compromise Without Reconciliation

If “populism” is the first word on everyone’s lips these days, “nationalism” isn’t far behind…

Ideals Worth Defending in a Cynical Age

Ideals Worth Defending in a Cynical Age

The conversation about ideals in our culture has grown profoundly trivial…

The New Liberal

The New Liberal

We’ve all heard the bad news. Liberalism is on the run, they say…

Diversity and Forbearance

Diversity and Forbearance

In moments of crisis for the liberal democratic system, it’s worth asking ourselves whether the system is even worth it…