State of the Union

Posts in category “Ideas”

Orwell: Progressives Aren’t Fascists

But neither can they satisfy the longings of the human soul.

Posted August 26th, 2014

Why Being an “Excellent Sheep” Isn’t So Bad

The daily bread of knowledge will sustain students as they grow into self-reflective souls.

Posted August 26th, 2014

Why Facebook Wants You to Be Happy

People see Facebook as a neutral platform, which they can use to …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Unschooling: the Future of Education?

Ben Hewitt doesn’t send his boys to school—he doesn’t even own a …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Why Does Beauty Matter?

The beautiful will save us, but it must capture us to do so.

Posted August 16th, 2014

Can Equations Predict Happiness?

Want to be happy? There’s an equation for that, according to British …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Wendell Berry: A Steward of Place

A birthday appreciation for an agrarian extraordinaire

Posted August 5th, 2014

Development of Non-Toxic 2016 GOP Agenda Continues Apace

The release of Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty “discussion draft” last week marks …

Posted July 30th, 2014

The Beauty of Getting Lost

Rediscovering the mystery of travel in a GPS world

Posted July 10th, 2014

Reading & the “Attention War”

Focus is a difficult thing to muster these days. As David Brooks …

Posted June 14th, 2014

Why Fairytales Are Dangerous

Childhood stories are Richard Dawkins’s worst nightmare.

Posted June 7th, 2014

Our Collective Hatred of Ignorance

There has never been a time in human history when knowledge was …

Posted May 31st, 2014

A Journal of Poetry and Place

New Trad aims to revive an ancient poetic tradition for the modern ear.

Posted May 20th, 2014

Why Journalism Needs Specificity

Ian Marcus Corbin’s excellent book review on Albert Camus brought to mind …

Posted May 17th, 2014

Why I’m Leaving Goodreads

Social network-fueled reading becomes performance and competition, not discovery.

Posted May 3rd, 2014

Place ≠ Pastoral

Conservatives have developed a tendency to deify the rural, as Matt K. …

Posted April 26th, 2014

The Stillness of Saturday

It’s Saturday—the day of waiting, the day of quiet. The day when …

Posted April 19th, 2014