Dan Sanchez

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Jordan B. Peterson Is the Furthest Thing from the Alt-Right

Psychologist and scholar Jordan B. Peterson recently had another surge in media attention after his blockbuster interview with TV journalist Cathy Newman on Britain’s Channel 4. It was actually more of an interrogation than an interview, but by most...

Obsession Is the Ultimate Skill

I have many times heard the following refrains about education: “It’s not about learning any one particular thing. It’s about learning how to learn.” “It’s not about solving any particular problem. It’s about learning how to think.” The...

Why Our Education System Failed to Teach that Nazis Are Bad

Last month’s torchlight parade in Charlottesville represented, among other things, the utter failure of modern public education and much of modern public discourse. The Great Lesson The clearest, most consistent message we have received from...

The Berkeley Battles Are a Sign of Things to Come

Just how close are we to repeating the political violence of interwar Germany? How bad is it, and how bad can it get? ​​Populist-right demonstrators and radical-left protesters clashed in Berkeley, California yesterday. The belligerents used such...

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

Has a New Year’s resolution ever made a permanent difference in your life? Maybe you stuck with it for the first week of the year. But dang it, January is cold. Some mornings it’s hard to just get out of your warm bed, let alone trudge to the gym,...

Why Self-Discipline Must Be Selfish

Today’s the day. The day you get serious about your work, your studies, your finances, your health, your life. Commence adulting. You start strong, like you always do. You set up your to do list. You make headway on a project. ...

Is Playing Powerball More Rational than Voting for President?

Those who agree have scoffed at the hullabaloo over the Powerball of February this year, with its $1.6 billion jackpot and 1 in 292 million odds. After the drawing, such skeptics smirked at amusing news stories about lottery losers doubling down on...

Wise Parenting Uses Natural Consequences

The great slogan of classical liberalism is “Life, Liberty, Property.” Essentially this means, don’t murder, enslave, or steal. And this in turn is essentially what we teach children when we say no hitting, bullying, or grabbing. Yet, when kids are...