Articles of Note

The world’s most pessimistic philosopher. David Benatar thinks life is so bad, people shouldn’t have children. A trip inside the strange world of anti-natalist thinking... more »

New Books

“I had no idea that ____ was so interesting!” Canoes, oranges, the Merchant Marine – how does John McPhee get us to care about such subjects?... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Closing of the American Mind, today. As Allan Bloom had it, our society requires elites but demands that they justify their existence in democratic terms... more »