Culture

  • The Philosopher's Ball Game
    July 2020

    The Philosopher's Ball Game

    Vito Chiaravalloti artificially altered his body to become a better baseball player. He reviews Alva Noë's book Infinite Baseball, and reflects on the sport and what it means to be a modern human "cyborg," a mix of biology and technology.
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  • Remembering James Burnham

    Remembering James Burnham

    James Burnham gave us an understanding of what he termed the “managerial revolution,” in which the bourgeoisie has been replaced by a new class of managerial elites, educated technocrats that specialize in the management of large organizations.
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  • Cultural Radicalism Is the Problem, Not Bolshevism
    July 2020

    Cultural Radicalism Is the Problem, Not Bolshevism

    Today's cultural upheaval is not about Marxism, but the cultural radicalism of America's wealthy elites. The moneyed advocates of gay marriage and transgendered rights have abandoned the traditions of those devout Christians who created this country.
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  • Learning From Our Hard Corona Days
    June 2020

    Learning From Our Hard Corona Days

    The world has reached a new level of boredom, it seems. “The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room,” wrote Blaise Pascal. That sentence, like others from the Pensées (1670), is deservedly famous.
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  • <em>Black Power</em> and the 1619 Project
    June 2020

    Black Power and the 1619 Project

    Radically recasting America’s formative years would be damaging enough, but The New York Times’ “1619 Project” is applying that same radical intellectual perspective on American history to contemporary social issues and problems.
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  • Monocultural Resilience
    June 2020

    Monocultural Resilience

    At the end of the ongoing global melodrama’s first quarter, it seems reasonable to predict that this will be a two-act play with the final curtain coming down in July. It will end as a tragedy, not because the outcome was preordained…
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