Enlightenment ideas have a long track record that shows the ideal of reason is not an illusion but a commonplace reality.
Evidence and logic are not what we heard about in most of the reactions to the Kavanaugh hearings. What we heard is how the testimony made people feel.
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Jonah Goldberg’s defense of the legacy of the Enlightenment ends up being mostly a rehearsal of boilerplate 20th-century American conservatism.
Steven Pinker makes a good case that something has been going right in the modern world, but you’re on your own if you want to define exactly what that is.
Jamelle Bouie gives us a critique of the Enlightenment from the Left, and it’s exactly what you were expecting: another excuse to call everyone racist.
Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West’ fails to acknowledge that the threat to liberal democratic capitalism is far deeper than tribalism or nationalism gone awry.
Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is inspiring all sorts of craziness… like the suggestion that we’d be better off if we were Canada.
To be really free, we must think things through for ourselves and draw our own conclusions. Bias interferes with this process, and neutral writing can help.
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