May 11, 2018

To say “I love you,” one must first agree with everything Ayn Rand says. Read more

May 10, 2018

This upsetting story came to my attention. It’s another example of an all-too-common pattern: Lolade Siyonbola, a black graduate student at Yale, was detained, hassled and humiliated by police after a white student found her asleep in a dorm common area, told her she wasn’t supposed to be there, then called the cops. Now, according to the Yale Daily News and other outlets, I’m hearing to my shock that the white student in question was Sarah Braasch, who’s written several… Read more

May 9, 2018

As part of my speaking tour with Andrew Murtagh for our joint book Meta, Andrew is coming to my home turf next week for an event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, will be our moderator for the evening. The presentation will be followed by audience Q&A. If past experience is any guide, this part will be the liveliest of the evening, and the questions… Read more

May 7, 2018

Having sex isn’t a magic key that transforms someone’s core self. Read more

May 4, 2018

Howard Roark shrugs in his own defense. Read more

May 2, 2018

The mindset of masculine toxic entitlement can’t be appeased, only fought until it’s recognized as the threat it is. Read more

April 30, 2018

For someone who makes reason and rationality an aspect of their identity, the idea that their reasoning is faulty can be deeply threatening. Read more

April 27, 2018

There’s more than one kind of religious architecture. Read more

April 25, 2018

Nobody wins because of Trump, not even other members of his party or people who supported him. Read more

April 23, 2018

Sam Harris’ refusal to believe that white intellectuals practice identity politics like everyone else leads him into a blind spot of giving aid and comfort to outright racists. Read more

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