January 13, 2018

Late last year, musician Kirk Pengilly lamented the loss of the "simple" nineteen sixties, when you could slap a woman's ass with impunity. My reply was just published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Life was simple," musician Kirk Pengilly said recently. He was speaking...

January 5, 2018

In April of this year, the US edition of The Art of Reading will be out. The first review is in, courtesy of Publishers Weekly. It's a starred review, which is nice.

Philosopher Young (Philosophy in the Garden) investigates the act of reading with essays on six virtues...

January 2, 2018

Folks often insult Trump and other leaders for their stupidity. And understandably so. 

But sometimes the slurs are misguided. They suggest that somehow being smart is the key to being good; that intelligence is automatically the morally superior position.

My latest Canb...

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