Jesse Kornbluth celebrates Marcus Aurelius.
Learn to be suspicious of thoughts that come to you while exhausted, hungry, and stressed.
Without a set of shared values, argues Ken Goldstein, we can’t talk with, argue with or perhaps even live with the other side. And then what?
Are there times when a man’s ignorance is acceptable, or even necessary?
Louise Thayer bucks conventional wisdom and says, yes, sweat the small stuff.
Jessicah Lahitou looks back on stats on gun ownership and gun violence and wonders if what we need is a new approach to tackle the violence.
If there’s one thing the chattering classes can’t stand about Nassim Nicholas Taleb, one thing they’ll never forgive him for, it’s this: he’s written a book of aphorisms in the 21st century with an Athenian shopkeeper in mind.
Searching for a problem-free paradise may be the single most effective way to guarantee yourself a miserable life. ––– “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.”—Genesis 3:1 (King James Version) You’ve all heard the old adage: the grass is always greener on the other […]
If you think you can separate the wheat from the chaff with IQ tests and snazzy credentials, prepare to be sorely disappointed: because smart people with MAs and PhDs are often blinded by bias. ––– “The intellectual life has a certain spontaneous character and inner determination. It has also a peculiar poise of its own, […]
The spicy pleasures of Stoicism are a lot like the pleasures people derive from skydiving and bungee-jumping. We’re dealing, here, with the thrill of the near-death experience. ––– We’re very good at being philosophical about other people’s losses. For instance, we find it easy to calmly remark “Well, you know, these things happen” when we learn that our […]
The search for truth needs ideological diversity. Yes, that includes the trolls.
John Faithful Hamer reflects on being disappointed with today’s “intellectuals”.
With Tom Hanks in the lead, Rich Monetti says the Coen Brothers’ film kills the presumption that we control our destinies.