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Why John Mearsheimer Gets Ukraine Wrong

The international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been extraordinary. Rarely have so many nations united so quickly to impose such heavy economic and diplomatic sanctions on Russia. Even Switzerland, a byword for studied neutrality, saw fit to levy sanctions on Putin’s regime. Millions of Ukrainians who fled their homes have been welcomed as … Continue reading Why John Mearsheimer Gets Ukraine Wrong

The January 6 Hearings

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol has begun a series of public hearings, which have included previously unreleased footage of the rioters and testimony from White House officials. Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo analyze the philosophic significance of the attack, the investigation into it, and the cultural reactions. Recorded … Continue reading The January 6 Hearings

Jonah Goldberg, Ayn Rand and Conservative Religiosity

“I was seconds from turning my car keys into some sort of fist weapon and gouging out his Adam’s apple for the accusation,“ said Jonah Goldberg on his podcast. What low, unsavory, insulting accusation could have driven Goldberg, a leading conservative intellectual, to such violent indignation: Dishonesty? Theft? Murder? No, it was the merest suggestion that … Continue reading Jonah Goldberg, Ayn Rand and Conservative Religiosity