Showing posts from May, 2012

Individualism, lost privilege, and the Leviathan

Let There Be Light (1946), a film about psychological casualties of war

Why not nukes?

The bicameral mind and the strangeness of being human

Thomas More's battle against religious freedom and how he became a symbol in the contraception debate

A Western where all the Indians are Italian

Why I am an evangelist for poetry

The structure of thought and the life and death of "ghosts"

Obama "bullying" incident goes up in a puff of video

Romney, "pranks" and the tortureable class

How austerity critics lie with statistics

We'll miss you, Maurice Sendak

Agnostics vs. atheists: The case of Neil deGrasse Tyson and the continuing demystification of the world

The mermaid swims away

Susan Cain's talk on introverts

Inequity, immigration, and white male income stagnation: The ingredients of polarization

I.Q., Africa, the Flynn effect and all those young smartarses