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Posts in category “Ideas”

Scarlett O’Horror

On the anti-intellectual Puritanism of people these days

Posted September 26th, 2014

I Want, Therefore I Am

Modernity’s big lie: that we find our identities by indulging our passions instead of mastering them

Posted September 23rd, 2014

Nigeria & Louisiana: Poor & Corrupt — But Happier Than Where You Live

Tim Urban spent 10 days in Nigeria and writes about what he …

Posted August 13th, 2014

The Metaphysics Of Carlo

On the blog about Jed Perl’s essay critical of liberal approaches to …

Posted August 6th, 2014

Aristotle Vs. The Transpersons

A superb Evans-Manning-worthy comment from reader Annie, on the feminism and transgenderism …

Posted August 3rd, 2014

Positive Law Marriage Vs. Natural Law Marriage

Here’s a fascinating Twitter exchange in which Ryan T. Anderson and Ross …

Posted July 30th, 2014

You Can’t Escape Metaphysics

Alasdair MacIntyre, from a 1993 review of Iris Murdoch’s philosophical study Metaphysics …

Posted July 28th, 2014

How Do You Write About A Moment Like This?

The other day I wrote a long piece in response to a …

Posted July 19th, 2014

Livin’ The Medieval Dream

Keith Ferrell farms in rural Virginia using only tools that were available …

Posted July 17th, 2014

One Inner Ring To Rule Them All

Alan Jacobs has a really important post up about Jonathan Haidt’s moral …

Posted July 9th, 2014

A Kolakowskian Conservative

A reader sends in this excerpt from an essay by the Polish …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Hector writes: Increasingly I have the suspicion that out of the set …

Posted June 29th, 2014

Can America Live Without Cultural Imperialism?

David Brooks doesn’t think so.┬áHe laments that Americans no longer rally behind …

Posted June 27th, 2014

The New Dogma: ‘I Desire, Therefore I Am’

Mark Lilla has an important and provocative essay in The New Republic, …

Posted June 19th, 2014

The False God Of History

In the April issue of New Criterion, James Bowman batted around the …

Posted June 17th, 2014

Listen To This Frenchman, America

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry knocks it out of the park by clobbering idiotic journalists …

Posted June 13th, 2014

The Idiocy Of Bureaucrats Made Manifest

Two stories. 1. At Bowdoin College, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship, a tiny …

Posted June 10th, 2014