Dave Rubin very much wants you to think of him as a serious man of ideas. But his new book shows him to be a shallow thinker who doesn’t even understand his own ideas.
Matt McManus is professor of politics and international relations at Tec de Monterrey. He is the author of The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism and the forthcoming What is Post-Modern Conservatism: Essays on Our Hugely Tremendous Times.
Jordan Peterson is one of the most famous public intellectuals in the world. But his pronouncements in favor of capitalism and hierarchy collapse at the slightest bit of scrutiny.
Dave Rubin prides himself on challenging dogmas and slaying sacred cows. But his constant invocations of "reason and logic" can't hide the fact that he trots out the same tired, intellectually lazy anecdotes about triggered college students — and that he refuses to actually debate living, breathing leftists.
Neil Gorsuch's originalist philosophy isn't uniquely unbiased or respectful of democracy. It's a handmaiden of American reaction.