The New Legalism?

My colleague Anthony Bradley and I have offices a few doors down from each other. One of the courses he teaches is a first-year worldview course in which students spend a lot of time talking about the world around us and examining their own assumptions about what it is we’re doing here. One of mine [Read More...]

Gatsby, Draper, and Where Freedom Really Lies

This week I co-wrote and published a piece over at Christianity Today on Jay Gatsby and Don Draper, the protagonists (not quite “heroes”) of The Great Gatsby and Mad Men, two hot commodities in pop culture right now. There are some striking similarities between these men, despite the fact that Gatsby “lived” forty years before Draper. After seeing Gatsby at [Read More...]

Learning a New Language

There’s an interesting piece in The Curator about our new brains—new, that is, because of technology—and some of the positive possibilities inherent in technologies we usually decry: It is too easy to play doomsday prophet and long for a day of Luddite purity. Von Ahn and people like him hope to use the advance of technology [Read More...]

Reading More Carefully

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find that there’s way too much to read—on the internet, on my desk, on my coffeetable, in my mailbox, and everywhere else. So I read, with interest, this post about a new system for reading: All the information we have available only increases our stress levels and diminishes [Read More...]


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