What are Words For?

By Daniel A. Kaufman __ Prose consists less and less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning, and more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabricated henhouse. --George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language” Our public discourse today has disintegrated into a wretched cant, in which words are... Continue Reading →

Growing Up Grunge

by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ My most grunge moment happened in what is arguably the most grunge place: a coffeehouse. And I was there to do a most grunge thing: play an acoustic set with my garage band. Whether it was before or after our set, my bandmates and I were sitting and chatting with fellow... Continue Reading →

Lessons From Nietzsche in the Era of Trump and Brexit

by Patrick Hassan ___ It would be uncontroversial to observe that political and social divides have become increasingly polarized over the last ten years in much of Europe and the United States. Trump’s 2016 election campaign; the crusade for Brexit; the prominence of right-wing parties in Italy and Hungary: each were characterized by an inflated... Continue Reading →

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