by Sylvia Jane Wojcik Manifestations of imagination and creativity we commonly call “art” are all around us—not just as the drawings, paintings, and sculptures we associate with museums but also as performance (of plays, music, and movies) and composition (of poetry, music, stories, and novels).
An essay today in Salon Magazine titled “America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be” made a connection between Harry Frankfurt‘s book, On Bullshit, —the subject of my last post—and the policies of family separation and forced sterilization employed by the Trump regime. It is a worthwhile read. … Continue reading America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be
(Originally published at 3 Quarks Daily. Reprinted by permission.) by Charlie Huenemann What would it be for life to have a “meaning”? What does it mean when people say life is meaningful? I’m not sure, so let’s start with smaller, more obviously meaningful things. Better yet, let’s start with some meaningless things.
I was amused by Bret Stephen’s op-ed in the May 13th edition of The New York Times, “How Trump May Save the Republic.” As Stephen’s puts it: “His views are often malevolent, and his conduct might ultimately prove criminal. But we, too, are protected, for a time, by the enormity of his stupidity.” (Yes, this is … Continue reading “How Trump May Save the Republic,” But Not in the Way Bret Stephens Thinks
(This is my 500th post since beginning this blog in December 2013)