The Anti-Intellectual Revolution

  Many times it has been pointed out that the great irony of the internet revolution has been the proliferation of egregious stupidity and mean-spirited neurosis that has followed in its wake. Imagine what intellectuals of centuries past would have thought if you had described for them the basics of … Continue reading

The Strange Realities of the Tea Party

“Tea Party ain’t dead.” That was the message following Eric Cantor’s recent defeat. And indeed they ain’t, except maybe intellectually. The Tea Party, for those who don’t follow politics, is a group on the right-wing edge of the Republican Party. They are Republican when it suits them to be and … Continue reading

Robin Williams, After Some Time for Thinking

Even if you weren’t Robin Williams’ biggest fan you could probably appreciate the phenomenon of high speed inventive humor that launched him originally. The imagination of the man was a force of nature. The quickness of it, and the length of time with which he could sustain that rapid unspooling … Continue reading