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“Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.”

Nicholas Confessore, Gabriel J.x. Dance, Rich Harris and Mark Hansen on



“The term ‘banned books’ may seem a bit outdated in the 21st century West. Perhaps ‘backed down on books’ would be more fitting (if less catchy). But the phenomenon has the same effect – intimidation, silence, conformity, and artistic straitjacketing.”

Bonny Brooks on


False positives

“What concerns you most about the extent of the false research findings surrounding us, and why?”

Alice Temnick on



“If only people would stay home and read about foreign lands—that’s what books are for! ”

Lucy Ellmann on


Passing the blame

“Antidemocratic leaders share a propensity for using scapegoats to weaken their opponents and break constraints on their own power.”

Tyler Roylance on


Welcome to identity class

“The purpose of the university is no longer the pursuit of knowledge.”

Heather McDonald on



“Both Mangu-Ward and Boaz point to Trump’s harsh, nasty critique of the press as authoritarian nonsense which runs sideways with the libertarian philosophy of freedom.”

Taylor Millard on

Executive Editor of Freedom Today Network. Based in Berlin.