This afternoon I finished Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s best-selling second book. I first came to know about Coates’s work thanks to the recommendation of Nick Sacco and then Coates’s outstanding essay, “The Case for Reparations.” Between the World and… Read More ›
“All men are created equal” is, of course, one of the most essential doctrines of civil religion in the United States – a doctrine equally in sharp contrast with most human societies. While it is well-established that “men” did in… Read More ›
Have you ever heard of Lind, Adams County, Washington? Have you ever heard of Hawai’i? I’m guessing you have heard of the states Hawai’i and Washington but have not heard of the very small town, Lind. But, how much do you actually… Read More ›
This blog post explores philosophy of history with a brief examination of the human reliance on “the century” and “the decade” to organize and understand human events.
One of many on-going culture wars pivots the “new” against the “old.” Specifically, in this case, the library is classified as being good and the safe-keeper of truth (i.e., books), while the Internet is seen as new and untrue, as in the meme below. My… Read More ›
Unfortunately, capitalism commodifies everything and everyone and imposes conformity with or without consent across all “imagined communities”: Society assigns all texts subjective economic values. Including expressions. All subjectively. Expressions in the form of creating, discovering, thinking, or writing, for example. And… Read More ›