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In Defense of Right-Wing Intellectuals

In an essay mentioning Ben Shapiro he bunches together “prominent public spokesmen for the right’s ideas… Milo Yiannopoulos, Charles Murray, and Dinesh D’Souza” and characterizes their significant beliefs as “Feminism is cancer,” “Black people are dumb,” and “Democrats are Nazis.”

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Why Clickbait Reporting is the Real Problem, Not “Liberal Bias”

If you were reading Salon, ThinkProgress, or Glenn Greenwald this October 3rd, you might think the United States under Trump’s leadership began the process of criminalizing homosexuality and executing gays. Here’s what happened: The United States and every other country where the death penalty is still in practice voted against a resolution introduced by anti-death […]

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On Campus, A Minority, and Reflecting on Free Speech

A while back, I was profiled for the Atlantic by Conor Friedersdorf about my thoughts on the campus culture wars in a piece titled “Left Outside the Social-Justice Movement’s Small Tent.” In the piece, I called out some of the detrimental elements of the social justice scene in which I was formerly part of. Although I […]

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The Jimmy Carter Effect

“There is nothing more pathetic in life than a former president.” — John Quincy Adams Public fascination with what an ex-president does with his time is greater than ever. On the 22nd October, all five living former US presidents took part in a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. While […]

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Sowell’s Visions

Why do beliefs cluster the way they do? If someone believes that only police and military should have guns, why is that person also likely to support socialized healthcare and a government-imposed minimum wage, and be unsupportive of school vouchers? In his 1987 book A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, economist Thomas […]

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From the Satanic Verses to Charlie Hebdo

This is the transcript of a talk that Kenan Malik gave at the Integrity 20 conference in Brisbane, Australia on October 19th, 2017. First published on Pandaemonium, Malik’s personal website, we are republishing it on Areo. *** On 14 February 1989, Valentine’s Day, the Ayotollah Khomeini issued his infamous fatwa against Salman Rushdie. It was […]

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The Problem With Men and Sexual Assault

Every time there is a major act of terrorism there is a predictable response from liberal commentators. Most terrorists are not Muslims, we are told, which is true but obscures the fact that too many are. Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, we are led to believe, which is false as Graeme Wood and Tom Holland have […]

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