by Ben Steele edited by O Society August 12, 2019 There is no end to people complaining about technology and new media. It isn’t limited to luddites and other varieties of reactionaries. One hears all kinds of views why the world is going down the crapper, from high-minded critiques from academics to your mother’s nagging … Continue reading Reading In All Media
by David Graham edited by O Society August 9, 2019 Ironically, it took the publication of a book to crystallize the reality of just how little Donald Trump reads. While, like many of the tendencies described in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Trump’s indifference to the printed word has been apparent for some time, the … Continue reading Donald Doesn’t Read
edited by O Society July 28, 2019 “Yes, change is the basic law of nature. But the changes wrought by the passage of time affects individuals and institutions in different ways. According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; … Continue reading It Is Not the Strongest of the Species that Survives But the Most Adaptable
Why the Anthropocene is Not Climate Change What’s the cliché? History is written by the victors. Of course, if/when this Anthropocene extinction burst culminates in Mad Max world, humans may lose the ability to read and write all together. Planet of the Apes becomes self-fulfilling prophecy. WINNING! Humans and monkeys are both primates. But humans … Continue reading The Great Reckoning
If the humanities can’t produce thinkers who can get us out of this mess, they are still producing some of the best commentators on where it has come from and where it threatens to take us. by Jennifer Rosenhagen edited by O Society July 15, 2019 With precipitous declines in humanities course enrollments and punishing cuts … Continue reading It’s the End of the World?!?
That drink, that cigarette, that dance: wanting things is highly contagious. Can you be immunised against the infection? by Bence Nanay edited by O Society July 15, 2019 st of what we know, we know from someone else. I believe that Moroni is the capital of the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean because a … Continue reading Catching Desires
“I challenge the idea the people who got us in this ditch are the only ones who can get us out of it.” by Ben Steele edited by O Society July 5, 2019 Marianne Williamson called herself “the bitch for God” (Terry Pristen, The Power, the Glory, the Glitz : Marianne Williamson, an ex-nightclub singer, … Continue reading The Bitch for God