The Illiberal Arts

by Kishore Saval edited by O Society September 9, 2019 For thousands of years, the liberal arts were not liberal, and this is why they are increasingly unwelcome in our time. An honest study of the past is unsettling in a liberal age, because a person who learns to venerate earlier cultural traditions, from Homer … Continue reading The Illiberal Arts

In Praise of Famous People

by David Johnson edited by O Society August 29, 2019 After the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris nearly burned down in April, the French luxury-goods magnate François-Henri Pinault was celebrated for committing €100 million to reconstruct what he called ‘this jewel of our heritage’ and ushering in a flood of donations from other benefactors and companies. Though an … Continue reading In Praise of Famous People

WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS TAKING STOCK/ OUR RECLAMATION

https://youtu.be/rynxqdNMry4 by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society August 13, 2019 By the beginning of 1969, the counterculture began to splinter and turn more contentious. The November 1968 election of Richard Nixon brought about a counter-reaction. Eight years of Democratic liberalism ended with this Republican's election as president. The high era of … Continue reading WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS TAKING STOCK/ OUR RECLAMATION

Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization. by Jia Tolentino edited by O Society August 2, 2019 The ideal woman is always generic. I bet you can picture the version of her that runs the show today. She’s of indeterminate age but resolutely youthful presentation. She’s got glossy hair and the clean, shameless … Continue reading Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

White Lion Cub Spotted in Kruger National Park

https://youtu.be/qKaIq7qA_ls Daily Mirror edited by O Society July 30, 2019 In-the-wild footage captures one of only 15 white lion cubs left in the wild at Kruger National Park in South Africa. The rare sighting was captured by Ramsay Horton in December 2018. Footage shows a family of lions including two lionesses leading a litter of … Continue reading White Lion Cub Spotted in Kruger National Park