ABOUT Sojourn Review

Welcome to Sojourn Review—a new website publishing thoughtful commentary on politics and international affairs through writings and podcasts.

Looking to the opinion pages of trusted newspapers for inspiration, Brandon Clarkson and Zach Sizemore created a platform for political commentary that defends the values necessary for fostering productive political discourse—free speech, reason, and empiricism. With these values in place, we are free to argue openly and reasonably about important issues without deteriorating into tribal signaling or anti-intellectualism.

Sojourn Review employs a politically diverse writing staff; therefore our published writings occasionally challenge and disagree with each other while still maintaining factual accuracy. This strategy prevents us from becoming static in our arguments and assumptions. In order to further cultivate an environment of free speech, Sojourn Review also publishes writing submitted by our readers via op-eds and letters to the editor. Sojourn Review also publishes a weekly podcast hosted by our editors called The Overton Window. 

In the marketplace of ideas, some are sure to provoke. When politics and identity are becoming inseparable, enabling diversity of opinion and committing to reasonable debate become paramount. To read only that with which you already agree is a costly disservice. At Sojourn Review, we believe that only good can come from debate. Either our arguments are strengthened and our opinions solidified, or our faults are laid bare and we are passively transported into an uncomfortable moment of course correction.

We love those moments.

Sojourn Review is a place for ideas and provocations.

We hope you enjoy reading and listening to our work.

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