Daily Archive: January 17, 2011


Luxury has progressed: the rise of the global elite

I want to comment on this month’s Atlantic Monthly piece by Chrystia Freeland, “The Rise of the New Global Elite,” but before I get to that, I thought it might make for nice companion...


Lucretius, “Of Natural Things”- also Atoms & Atheists

It seems at times we can overstate the religious thinking of the Greeks and tip the balance too heavily towards polytheism. Arnold Toynbee, for instance writes that, “In popular pre-Christian Greek religion, divinity was...


Progressives vs. Libertarians

I really think the two sides in this argument – the libertarians on the one hand and progressives on the other – simply have a very hard time understanding truly where the other is...