Ideas

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FOMO vs. the Power of Gratitude

How the “fear of missing out” can blind us to the peace and prosperity offered by awe

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Drunk on Latin Verse

A caution against juxtaposing your life with that of a famous classical writer

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Serious, Non-Sarcastic Questions About the Benedict Option

Because I am having a hard time understanding just what it is.

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Millennials, Christianity, and Covenant

Why are young people increasingly leaving Christianity for atheism or agnosticism?

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Against Kant and Consumerism

Matthew Crawford targets virtual reality and the epistemological frauds we’ve believed since the Enlightenment.

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The Myth of the Inevitable War

History should caution the United States from believing that armed conflict with “perpetual” enemies is unavoidable.

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Another Misguided MOOC

Students prize personal relationships with professors and extracurricular activities—experiences that MOOCs can’t provide.

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The Mirage of a Classless Society

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H.L. Mencken’s Merry Days

Even on his best behavior, Mencken was the antithesis of today’s earnest journalistic ideal.