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Is Individual Liberty Over-Rated?

One of the biggest misconceptions about post-rational behavioral research is that its effects on society are small. From the news you get the impression “behavioral economics” is all about changing […]

The Pro-Rape-Pregnancy Republican Party

This week, we witnessed another step in the Republican party’s long drawn-out national suicide: “I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life […]

Human Rights Without God: A Dialogue

Noah Millman intervenes sensibly in the great Douthat–Sanchez debate about morality and religion: Okay, so humanists don’t have strong reasons for their faith in human rights. Do Christians have strong […]

What’s So Funny About Modern Art?

Modern art takes itself much too seriously. Even the Pop artists often took the fun out of whatever they touched—a reverse Midas touch rendering even comedy gold into dross. Andy […]

The Devil’s Highway: Truth and Consequences Across the Borderline

The issue of illegal immigration is heating up again as November's presidential decision looms. A fresh wave of political rhetoric along both sides of the aisle -- mostly disingenuous assertions calculated to woo a perceived, as-yet-undedicated pool of potential new voters -- is picking up pace, left and right. All that speechifying will further ratchet up racial tensions. Over-the-top cartel bloodletting along both sides of the border is just more fuel sprayed on that crazy fire.  

WAKE UP AND DREAM

BY JASON SILVA “Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.”   –Alphonse de Lamartine, French romantic poet. PART I: DREAMING WITH […]