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Posts in category “Ideas”

The Right Story

Flipping through a book of the poetry of Dana Gioia, these opening …

Posted April 15th, 2014

The Problem With Ideas And Idea People

Via Prufrock, check out this Terry Teachout blog entry about why, even …

Posted April 15th, 2014

The Blinding Wrath Of The Righteous

Longtime commenter Matt in VA, who is gay and married, put a …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Why Philosophy Still Matters

Philosopher Clancy Martin writes enthusiastically about a new book attempting to engage …

Posted April 2nd, 2014

Why Does Finland Educate Its Kids Better?

Gracy Olmstead explores the Finnish way of educating their children, and finds …

Posted March 19th, 2014

Linker On Christianity & Gay Marriage

Damon Linker is writing too many provocative things too fast for me …

Posted February 20th, 2014

My Surprising Sympathy For Erdogan

As a general matter, I am firmly on the side of the …

Posted February 19th, 2014

The ‘Wired Man’s Burden’ Of The Neoreactionaries

J. Arthur Bloom takes the measure of the Neoreactionaries. Excerpt: One of …

Posted February 18th, 2014

The Darkly Enlightened Punked Mark Shea

On Thursday morning, a reader passed along a post from Mark Shea’s …

Posted February 13th, 2014

Writers As Champion Procrastinators

Megan McArdle has a theory of why writers may be the worst …

Posted February 13th, 2014

The ‘Conservative’ David Foster Wallace?

James Santel writes of novelist David Foster Wallace: Wallace’s writing did indeed …

Posted February 11th, 2014

The Blind Spot. Yours. Mine. Ours.

Pete Wehner reflects on Jonathan Haidt’s challenge to Sam Harris. You’ll remember that …

Posted February 10th, 2014

Is Glenn Beck More Open-Minded Than Sam Harris?

The prominent social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, who is an atheist and a …

Posted February 5th, 2014

Woody Allen & Why Nihilists Make Bad Babysitters

Damon Linker has a reflection this morning on what we both believe …

Posted February 4th, 2014

America: Formerly A ‘Triple Package’ Nation

Power couple Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld have a new book out …

Posted February 4th, 2014

The Crap Stories We Tell Our Kids

Michelle Dean, writing in the NYT, complains about the young adult genre. …

Posted February 3rd, 2014

Aristocracy Of Virtue & Sorry Sapsuckers

Reader Political Atheist makes an excellent Evans-Manning comment: Rod draws a very …

Posted February 3rd, 2014