Books

The trouble with new books

July 24, 2019 Roy Peachey 3

The trouble with new books is that they prevent us from reading the old ones. That was the view of Joseph Joubert, writing two hundred years ago, and the problem he identified then is even […]

The Dispatch

The Gleam of the True Myth

February 28, 2019 Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin 1

What do we love about mythology? The Greek word mythoi just means “stories,” and every culture has them, from the Mayans to the Mesopotamians. But these ancient stories continue to captivate us today, finding modern […]

Books

The Bland Inquisitor

October 21, 2018 Nathanael Blake 7

While reading Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress I was comforted by the knowledge that I would be compensated for my opinion of it. Here it is: Don’t bother. Enlightenment […]