Aristotle Call Your Office

American Greatness
June 30, 2020

Societies have always had to negotiate the competing demands of the better-off and the poor. Yet for Aristotle, attributing civil war solely to economic causes is myopic. In Book V of his Politics, the ancient Greek analyzed no fewer than seven long-term causes that can transform peaceful citizens into violent factionalizers. Writing in American Greatness, Steven Skultety wonders how many of these are at play right now in the United States.

Love C2C Journal? Here's how you can help us grow.

More for you

“Shut up,” He Explained

A group of prominent writers has signed an open letter to Harper’s Magazine demanding an end to cancel culture and the narrowing of acceptable debate. Restricting free expression, the letter argues, works against society’s vulnerable and creates a repressive and intolerant culture. As George Orwell put it: “Freedom is the ability to tell people what they don’t want to hear.”

Climate Change Apostasy: Apocalypse Never

Few environmentalists have been more active than Michael Schellenberger. Yet he’s come to believe that climate change alarmism is not driven by science, but scientifically illiterate elites who grossly exaggerated the dangers – and now “exaggerate the exaggerations.” Writing in Quillette, Schellenberger chronicles how ideological journalists and politicians have gotten the science so wrong.

The Real Cecil Rhodes

A group at Oxford University has branded Cecil Rhodes a racist and are demanding removal of his statue in Oxford’s High Street. Writing in Unherd, Nigel Biggar recounts the historical truth and shows how the real Rhodes was a man far removed from the caricatured colonialist scorned by the woke mob.

Academe’s Neo-Racism

Despite her racist Twitter rants that include such gems as “white lives don’t matter” and “abolish whiteness,” Priyamvada Gopal has been promoted to a full professorship at Cambridge University. Writing in Unherd, Douglas Murray wonders how long society will tolerate such privileged 21st century cry-bullies.

“Shut up,” He Explained

A group of prominent writers has signed an open letter to Harper’s Magazine demanding an end to cancel culture and the narrowing of acceptable debate. Restricting free expression, the letter argues, works against society’s vulnerable and creates a repressive and intolerant culture. As George Orwell put it: “Freedom is the ability to tell people what they don’t want to hear.”

Climate Change Apostasy: Apocalypse Never

Few environmentalists have been more active than Michael Schellenberger. Yet he’s come to believe that climate change alarmism is not driven by science, but scientifically illiterate elites who grossly exaggerated the dangers – and now “exaggerate the exaggerations.” Writing in Quillette, Schellenberger chronicles how ideological journalists and politicians have gotten the science so wrong.

The Real Cecil Rhodes

A group at Oxford University has branded Cecil Rhodes a racist and are demanding removal of his statue in Oxford’s High Street. Writing in Unherd, Nigel Biggar recounts the historical truth and shows how the real Rhodes was a man far removed from the caricatured colonialist scorned by the woke mob.

Academe’s Neo-Racism

Despite her racist Twitter rants that include such gems as “white lives don’t matter” and “abolish whiteness,” Priyamvada Gopal has been promoted to a full professorship at Cambridge University. Writing in Unherd, Douglas Murray wonders how long society will tolerate such privileged 21st century cry-bullies.

Share This Story

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print

Donate

Subscribe to the C2C Weekly
It's Free!

* indicates required
Interests
By providing your email you consent to receive news and updates from C2C Journal. You may unsubscribe at any time.