Surviving Our Humanity

Bird Box, just recently released on Netflix, bears an obvious resemblance to John Krasinski's A Quiet Place. The latter is a superior movie in almost every way, but that's not my point. My point is that Bird Box and A Quiet Place are strikingly similar in how they ask the audience to consider how much …

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Why Do Liberals Love Harry Potter?

My favorite read of the day is this article on understanding why progressives, especially millennials in the Obama to post-Obama era, are so in love with using the Harry Potter stories as metaphors for America's current cultural moment. The author has an interesting theory, one that I (mostly) agree with: American liberals love Harry Potter …

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Why You Should (Probably) Major in Philosophy

Philosophy is difficult. But it is not very difficult. It's easier than calculus and a lot easier than physics. Philosophy is all about books, books, books. An enormous amount of the most important philosophy books you can read are public domain and therefore (legally) free. If you want to build a library on a budget, …

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