I’m Alex Knepper. I’m a 24-year-old aspiring public intellectual. I am gay, a pantheist of sorts, and a political Independent (former Republican). From a very young age, I have been in love with politics, philosophy, and pop culture.
I currently blog off and on for the Huffington Post and Race42016.com. I have also written for the Republican Reason Caucus blog, and have contributed to a number of political websites across the political spectrum, including LibertyNews.com, the Norwegian Human Rights Service, and FrumForum.com, and have been featured by a number of national outlets, including the New York Times and NPR. I am very active on Facebook; less so on Twitter. I’m also on LinkedIn.
I am well-educated on a number of topics, from philosophy to psychology, from music to sexuality, but my first love is politics. I stand for fiscal prudence, social tolerance, and global American leadership. I promote a new wave of modern conservatism that centers on individual liberty accompanied by individual responsibility. I enjoy taking a contrarian posture and am usually willing to say what others won’t. This has gotten me into trouble a couple of times, but I have committed myself to living a free and open life, and I am determined to stay true to my values.
Thinkers who have influenced me include Plato, Arthur Schopenhauer, Edmund Burke, Camille Paglia, Robert Kagan, and Leo Strauss. My favorite politicians include Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY).
I am currently studying at the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College – Annapolis. I hold a B.A. in Political Science from American University.
I’m a Myers-Briggs INTP.
I am a walking encyclopedia of Britney Spears-related knowledge.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.