Articles of Note

Shyness is both common and mysterious. Is it a mere feeling? A chronic condition? A form of anxiety? It’s certainly misunderstood... more »

New Books

The myth of Machiavelli as an amoral schemer is just that — a myth. But as to whether he had a dim view of women, even by the standard of Florentine men of his era: guilty as charged... more »

Essays & Opinions

Daniel Dennett thinks consciousness is an illusion. This, says Thomas Nagel, is the sort of sad contortion that materialists make to follow the narrow rules of physics... more »