• Read excerpt of “The Paradox of Democracy”

    Read excerpt of “The Paradox of Democracy”

    On Jan. 6, 2021, a group of self-professed patriots stormed the U.S. Capitol, a building last raided by the British during the War of 1812. Some in the group were spangled with face paint and wore military garb. Some were toting Confederate flags. Many were taking selfies or livestreaming the rebellion. They erected a gallows […]

  • The book is now available for pre-order!

    The book is now available for pre-order!

    You can order it here from Chicago Press or at Amazon and you should absolutely do that!

  • What Our Free Speech Debate Keeps Missing

    What Our Free Speech Debate Keeps Missing

    2020 was an especially rancorous year, and among the many things we fought about was the state of free speech in America. There’s a rising contingent of heterodox thinkers — on the left and right — who argue that a culture of censoriousness has enveloped intellectual life and curtailed free speech. Back in July, there […]

  • The Zone. Is. Flooded. With shit.

    Earlier this year, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump of charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Despite all the incontrovertible facts at the center of this story, it was always inevitable that this process would change very few minds. No matter how clear a case the Democrats made, it was always […]

  • Trump and Postmodernism

    Trump and Postmodernism

    I was watching CNN’s Reliable Sources a couple of weeks ago and was struck by an exchange between host Brian Stelter and Andrew Marantz, author of Antisocial, a new book about online extremism. They were discussing the false narratives surrounding President Trump and why they’re so difficult to cut through. As long as Trump has […]