The Importance of Discussing Utopia

Like any writer, I can look back at my previous work with no shortage of criticality. I will, however, do my best to resist any temptation to actually edit any of it. That said, I’d like to revisit A Discussion on Utopia to elaborate and clarify some of the points. In the post, I identify […]

A discussion on Utopia

Conceptions of utopia are not just for science fiction writers and political philosophers. We can safely infer that visionary leaders in business, government, art, and science all view their work as some sort of advancement or improvement to human civilization, and while they may not explicitly illustrate their vision of a more perfect society, nor […]

The Immortal American Spirit

Americans. What is it about us that makes us so anti-establishment and distrusting of elites? So ā€œIā€™m going to do it my way?ā€ Is it the constitution? Is it our first two amendments? Kurt Andersen has a theory. In a recent podcast, Andersen spoke with Sam Harris about what makes America so unique in this […]

An Ideological Civil War: Let’s Not and Say We Did?

Conveniently, I found a scapegoat for the writer’s block I’ve had over the last several weeks. I kept getting distracted by the increasingly dangerous and irreparable ideological divide in this country. I’ve written before about how we need to get beyond “left versus right,” even alluding to it two posts ago and in the homepage, […]