“What culture has ever attempted to see to it that no ego is hurt?” was written in 1966 by the sociologist Philip Rieff.
But it is a line fitting for “The Coddling of the American Mind,” recently published …Read more
Starting again with G. K. Chesterton: “If the characters are not wicked, the book is.”
We still live in the shadow of the enormous cultural change that Chesterton wrote about almost exactly one hundred years ago. While his …Read more
Lessons on teaching methods and educational philosophy are not what we typically expect at the movies. Most people expect lots of action and entertaining plots. The Matrix and The Karate Kid offer both—one a futuristic sci-fi thriller, the …Read more
Technology is not neutral—it wires our expectations. It enables our desires to be satisfied with ever increasing immediacy. The two-day delivery of Amazon Prime is not about to become passé. But like the other giant retailers Walmart …Read more