Articles of Note

Nassim Taleb will talk about what he dislikes ? Steven Pinker, carbohydrates, the academy ? but not much else. 'I?m a private intellectual, not a public one?... more »

New Books

You're at a scholarly conference. meet Michele, a grad student who is "sort of reviving a Gramscian-style Marxism." You are desperately bored... more »

Essays & Opinions

?Even my death will be contested,' said Albert Camus. He was right. The pensive existentialist remains a discomfiting but indispensable presence... more »