Articles by Matt McManus
In Defense of College
College is too expensive, but we need to defend the idea of higher education against those who call it a “scam.” We don’t just need job training; the pursuit of knowledge for knowledge’s sake is everyone’s right.
‘American Democratic Socialism’ Has a Proud, Diverse, and Inspiring History
Gary Dorrien’s sweeping history of American democratic socialism weaves personal, intellectual, and spiritual narratives together in a book that reminds us of the great potential of the socialist movement.
Why Conservatism Can Never Be “Populist”
Conservative “populism” has never been about egalitarianism, but about mobilizing support for traditional hierarchies and giving those considered “worthy” a taste of status and power. A review of “I, The People The Rhetoric of Conservative Populism in the United States” by Paul Elliott Johnson.
Why Conservative Intellectuals Are Anti-Intellectual
The heart of the problem for conservatives is this: they fear too much intellectualism will lead people to question authority and hierarchy.
Taking White Supremacist Talking Points Mainstream
Popular conservative writer Douglas Murray is open about his ethnic chauvinism, and while he claims to offer common sense and reason, his work is riddled with errors and overflows with bigotry.
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