Articles of Note

In his youth, Voltaire, spendthrift and gambler, met writers who were "penniless and held in contempt.” He would avoid that fate. So he gamed the lottery... more »

New Books

American utopianism was not as popular with intellectuals as it might have been. As Thoreau put it, "I'd rather keep bachelor's hall in hell than go to board in heaven"... more »

Essays & Opinions

Tired? Don't blame the supposedly novel demands of modern life. Exhaustion is a timeless experience, as is theorizing about exhaustion... more »