Articles in History

Hostile Architecture Is Evil and Should Be Banned

Attacking homeless people with spikes is morally tantamount to assault. Designers should not be permitted to incorporate the threat of pain into the built environment.

The Norwegians Should Not Have Killed Freya the Walrus

If we valued the lives of animals, we would not simply exterminate the ones that inconvenience us. We need to massively elevate the moral status of other species.

If We Want Humanity to Survive, We Must Cooperate With China

War between nuclear-armed powers should be unthinkable. The deterioration of U.S.-China relations threatens the whole world, and treating China as an enemy is suicidally deranged.

What are Our Phones Doing to Us?

Are smartphones destroying our focus, our relationships, and even our humanity?

The Moral Atrocity of Factory Farming and Why We Must Not Look Away

Journalist Marina Bolotnikova argues that factory farming is a fascist industry in which violence and domination of animals is justified without argument.

Where is the Forward Party Headed?

To present a viable alternative to the two dominant political parties, a third party must address material needs and directly counter the bipartisan consensus in Washington: warmaking, addiction to corporate money, and a senseless preoccupation with the political center.

The Day Wells Fargo Closed

Welcome to the year 2040, when a bank once deemed “too big to fail” is shut down for the benefit of the public.

How Can America Stop Creating Lauren Boeberts? 

The far-right Colorado congresswoman and “right-wing AOC” is a bigot who holds loopy beliefs. But her memoir offers clues as to how we might create a country that does not empower these types of fanatics.

Against Liberalism

Luke Savage’s The Dead Center exposes the hypocritical pseudo-progressivism that needs to be defeated.

What Do We Owe Afghanistan?

The 20-year war in Afghanistan is often spoken of as a well-intentioned failure. In fact, it was a major crime originating in bloodlust and an indifference to Afghan lives. The U.S. bears a major responsibility for the present suffering of Afghans and has an obligation to undo the damage it has inflicted.

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