Common Sense Society in the Media
Highlights over the week of January 26, 2024 from CSS leadership, staff, and scholars
It’s been an incredible week for CSS in the media, thanks to our scholars’ ongoing efforts to restore common sense to a wide variety of timely issues. Please find highlights over the past week from our leadership, staff, and scholars below.
From our CSS Substack
Joshua Mitchell, Jan. 29 - The Contemporary Puritans Of Higher Ed
Don’t count on Harvard, or indeed any other prominent college or university, to turn away from the faux-moral framework of identity politics. [...] It is long past time for the spiritual eugenics that is now at the heart of higher education to be identified and repudiated. If left unchecked, it will someday yield real purges, involving bloodshed. [...] Let us be clear-headed about what our colleges and universities have always been. Almost every institution of higher education in America founded prior to the twentieth century was religious from the outset. Their seed was Christianity. Harvard, Yale, Princeton—all of them were self-consciously Christian.
Articles by CSS Leadership, Staff, and Faculty
Douglas Murray details his interview with Israeli P.M. Netanyahu in the New York Post, Jan. 29 - Israel PM Netanyahu’s urgent warning to Americans: Iran is targeting the US — and the rest of the West
Douglas Murray writes in The Spectator, Feb. 1 - The Tory party has nothing to run on
The only driver that the right can run as a counterweight to envy is something that, when it is working, it is able to excel at. That is the politics of aspiration. The other guys say someone is keeping something from you. We say that with enough hard work you can earn that thing for yourself.
Douglas Murray writes in The Free Press, Jan. 28: Things Worth Remembering: The Woman Who Captured Russia’s Pain
Anna Akhmatova wrote of her people’s darkest days, when they were caught in the middle of the twentieth century’s vise.
Walter Russell Mead writes in the Wall Street Journal, Jan 29. - The Middle East is Biden’s Worst Crisis
As the White House ponders its response to the attack on Tower 22, the U.S. military outpost in Jordan, the news from the Middle East could hardly be worse. From Gaza to the Red Sea and from Jordan to Iraq, a stream of unprovoked attacks by Iran and its proxies are driving President Biden into the greatest crisis of his presidency.
Broadcast Appearances by CSS Leadership, Staff, and Faculty
Douglas Murray conducts an exclusive interview with Israeli P.M. Netanyahu about the war in Gaza, Jan. 29
Douglas Murray joins the first episode of the new Winston Marshall Show to discuss how cowardice is killing the West, Jan. 25
Douglas Murray joins Spectator Out Loud with Richard Dawkins and Cindy Yu, Jan. 27
Douglas Murray discusses the erasure of the individual via identity politics on John Anderson’s show, Jan. 29
Christopher Bedford appears on EWTN’s “News Nightly” to discuss the much-anticipated bipartisan Senate border bill, Jan. 31
Elbridge Colby joins UnHerd to discuss the prospect of a world war, Feb. 1
Mentions of CSS Leadership, Staff, and Faculty
Douglas Murray mentioned in The Jerusalem Post, Jan. 29 - Netanyahu to Douglas Murray: Qatar can push Hamas to free hostages
Douglas Murray mentioned in Haaretz, Jan. 30 - 'Must Defeat These Monsters': Netanyahu Says Gaza War Also Battle for West, Evades Blame for Oct. 7