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“Radical Futures” in The Nation

The late conservative intellectual Russell Kirk argued that “the great line of division in modern politics” is “between all those who believe in some sort of transcendent moral order, on one side, and on the other side all those who

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College Snobbery

Please listen in as we discuss the uncomfortable and amusing phenomenon of college snobbery!

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Holocaust Education: When Acting as Individuals Isn’t Enough

When teaching children about racism and genocide, educators often focus on individual biases as the source of systematic racism and anti-Semitism.  For example, at my synagogue, teachers often ask their students to put themselves in the shoes of Christian German civilians during the

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Tyranny’s Sentence

This is my first spoken word poetry video! Here are the words: They have mustered the gall to call Stalin our friend, To deem tyrannies means to luxurious ends, To crown slaughter the stuff of promising trends Towards bastions of hope

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My Slam at the Progressive Neighbors’ Annapolis Send-Off

I shared my newest poem with the Progressive Neighbors last night.  Enjoy!

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The Angle (11/17/13)

Listen to us talk Reaganomics and the role of religion in public policy. Play from WordPress: Play from SoundCloud: Topics: Corporate tax (12:05) Religion in schools (17:20) Orthodox Israeli politics (25:05) Fundamentalism and gay marriage (35:30) The Catholic Church and Obamacare

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Explaining Reparations to the Anti-Tax Crowd

This piece was originally published at goodmenproject.com. Some people believe that it is “wrong”—in fact, “theft”—for the government to tax an estate passed down from one generation to the next. The “death tax” takes away the hard-earned bucks that industrious

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