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On Liberty, Liberalism, and Freedom

On Liberty, Liberalism, and Freedom

We often take for granted that everyone understands the meaning of the word “liberal” and the values that it represents. However, we use a confusing lexicon that misleads people regarding the meaning of the word “liberal.” Hanging out at kiddush after shul a friend...

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Livestream Peter Boghossian

Livestream Peter Boghossian

Friday, September 24th at 3:00 PM EST Philosophy professor and public intellectual discusses how universities have become ideology factories. Boghossian fought the system by submitting and getting published several hoax papers in academic journals in the infamous...

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Open Strategy Session

Open Strategy Session

OPEN STRATEGY SESSIONTuesday, August 10, 12:00 Noon ET ZOOM EventWe look forward to discussing how we together change the conversation and bring back some measure of sanity to the public discussion inside and outside the Jewish community. Moderator: David Bernstein...

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LGBTQ+ Jewish Voices/Free Expression

LGBTQ+ Jewish Voices/Free Expression

Watch Here- Thursday, June 3, at 2 PM ET LiveStream EventJILV will hold another Livestream event at 2:00 PM ET. Jewish Voices from the LGBTQ+ community: Why we value the free expression of ideas   Numerous LGBTQ+ Jews have been at the frontlines of the battle for...

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Ten Ways Woke Ideas Spread and Stick

Ten Ways Woke Ideas Spread and Stick

I’ve long been fascinated by the varied explanations of why woke ideas spread. Here are the ten that I find most compelling. There are three kinds of explanations among the ten: one looks at the contagiousness of the woke ideas themselves; a second looks at the...

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Who Decides What’s Racist?

Who Decides What’s Racist?

The problem with "standpoint epistemology."   Growing out of the Critical Race Theory (CRT) movement, a culture of censorship has taken root in many of our institutions. CRT makes two basic observations: First, that bias and prejudice exist not just in the hearts...

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NYT: Woke Me When It’s Over

NYT: Woke Me When It’s Over

In 2015, Bon Appétit ran an article by the food writer Dawn Perry about hamantaschen, the triangular cookies that are a tradition during the Jewish festival of Purim. It was headlined — brace yourself for outrage — “How to Make Actually Good Hamantaschen.” Six years...

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The Anti-Rational Woke Meme

The Anti-Rational Woke Meme

Woke ideology, which presents itself as the progressive successor to the liberal tradition, is actually a source of cultural lethargy and decay. It is an anti-rational meme with the power to disable criticism, which wreaks havoc on liberal societies. In The Beginning...

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