Broken Families and Broken Music

This is an older article, from way back in 2004, but I just discovered it recently and found it really powerful. In it, Mary Eberstadt does an admiral job of surveying the "bad" music of the late 90s and early 2000s (the kind of stuff parents wish … [Read more]

On the Supreme Court Ruling

The New York Times has an interactive article titled "How We Changed Our Thinking on Gay Marriage." It features interviews with a Republican Congresswoman, a Baptist pastor, and even the president of the Institute for American Values and former … [Read more]

The Relevance of Shakespeare

It was deeply fascinating to watch how strikingly contemporary American audiences from coast to coast found Shakespeare's Othello — painfully immediate in its unfolding of evil, innocence, passion, dignity and nobility, and contemporary in its … [Read more]

New Project: The Essential Hayek

The Canada-based Fraser Institute has a new project titled The Essential Hayek. As the website explains, Nobel laureate economist Friedrich Hayek (1899 – 1992) is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century and his work still … [Read more]

The Purpose of Absurdity

The purpose of absurdity is a blog post that goes a little deeper into conspiratorial waters than I'm willing to go, but still raises an issue that I believe is worth considering. Many folks have observed that, especially as you move out towards … [Read more]