Ari David Blaff

Ari David Blaff

Ari David Blaff is a freelance journalist based in Toronto. His writings have appeared in National Review, Tablet, and Israel Studies. He can be contacted at ariblaff@gmail.com.

The Exhibitionist Economy

The Exhibitionist Economy

When former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen leaked thousands of internal company documents to the Wall Street Journal in September, it led to another cycle of acrimonious allegations of corporate irresponsibility. “I’ve seen a bunch of social networks,” Haugen told 60 Minutes in an interview, “and it was substantially

Ari David Blaff
Ari David Blaff
6 min read
Science / Tech
Male Underachievement and the Gender Turf Wars

Male Underachievement and the Gender Turf Wars

The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), a non-profit education organization, published a report earlier this year that ought to have alarmed many Americans. Compared to the prior semester, the decline in male university enrollment was double that of women: Enrollment declines are steeper for men than for women across all sectors

Ari David Blaff
Ari David Blaff
9 min read
Education
Welcome to Cold War II

Welcome to Cold War II

In early June, with little fanfare or press coverage, the US Senate passed a 2,400-page bill called “The United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA).” Heralded as “the most significant government intervention in industrial policy in decades,” the bill will pump over $200 billion into a diverse spectrum of

Ari David Blaff
Ari David Blaff
7 min read
Politics
Moving Away from Meat Means Welcoming the New 'Flexitarians'

Moving Away from Meat Means Welcoming the New 'Flexitarians'

Author and animal-rights activist Jonathan Safran Foer recently argued in a New York Times essay that the COVID-19 pandemic represents a turning point in society’s attitude to eating meat. “Animal agriculture is now recognized as a leading cause of global warming,” writes Foer. “A quarter of Americans between the

Ari David Blaff
Ari David Blaff
5 min read
Activism
An Israeli Agent on Campus

An Israeli Agent on Campus

In late 2017, having completed a Masters in History and another in Political Science, I was considering the possibility of a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies. The academic path and research-heavy workload were a natural fit and I figured it would buy me some time to reflect on what I

Ari David Blaff
Ari David Blaff
10 min read
Education