Steven Pinker makes a good case that something has been going right in the modern world, but you’re on your own if you want to define exactly what that is.
Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
The Newark Museum’s new exhibition provides an enlightening examination of two simultaneous currents in nineteenth-century American and European art.
Donald Trump gestured at something lacking in the two-party system of the past generation and, whether he meant to or not, began the shift to a new system of conservatism.
James Lundberg’s complaints in Slate against Ken Burns’ 1990 ‘Civil War’ documentary, like many currently raised against Confederate statues, strike me as misleading and reductive.
Bob Dylan’s Nobel acceptance speech could almost have been written to illustrate the famous words on ‘tradition and the individual talent’ from an earlier Nobel laureate.
The feel-good religion of the Light Side apparently consists in little more than muddleheaded platitudes about hope and change.
Adult coloring books are selling like hotcakes. Yes, we’re stressed, but we are also dissatisfied with meaningless lives and hope for something more.
Sure, ‘Fifty Shades’ is ‘Twilight’ fan fiction. But the original is better.
On our wedding anniversary, I consider some lessons marriage has taught me. A few are counter-cultural; some are surprisingly not.
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