Religion | Politics

The Sam Harris Outrage Industry

It started for me (and for many) with the angry words frothing out from above that famous cleft-chin. The one which now resides — at least cinematically — under Batman’s cowl. A quiet atheist and new to the movement, I saw and heard many grumblings about Sam Harris’ tussle with Ben Affleck on Real Time with […]

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Culture | Media

What We Forgot To Remember, Part 2: My Country, Your Colony

We are always on the move. Migratory events have been a constant of human history, and our desire to explore and discover has led to our remarkable distribution across planet Earth today. Migration to new environments required adapting to new environments, and our social and biological adaptations led to the dazzling human diversity that we […]

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Religion | Politics

Why I Am a Free Speech Absolutist

I was recently reading an article by Ulrich Baer, in the New York Times, entitled “What Snowflakes Get Right About Free Speech.”  The author defended the actions of students who disrupted recent appearances by controversial speakers like Charles Murray, Milo Yiannopoulos and Jordan Peterson, by drowning out their voices with loud chanting, megaphones and noisemakers and, in […]

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Jacobin Is for Posers

In the wake of the global financial meltdown, Jacobin magazine has emerged as the preeminent mouthpiece for a resurgent Marxist intelligentsia. It attracts a steady stream of articles from academics who, in uncharacteristically readable English, preach about the inequity of liberalism. It can claim two issues with titles like “Liberalism is Dead,” and none, henceforth, […]

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Religion | Politics

Estrangement, the Ex-Muslim’s Original Sin

“You graduated from Harvard. You have made us very happy, son.” Reverberating across the Atlantic, these few words made me stop halfway through Eliot Bridge to compose myself. That afternoon of June 26th 2017, I looked down at the Charles River and sobbed for the better part of an hour. My father was calling from […]

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