I think at some point in our lives, most of us imagine that it might be cool to be famous. But perhaps…perhaps not like this.
by Matthew Record “In the immediate aftermath of the Twenty-sixth Amendment’s passage, nearly eleven million new voters joined the general electorate.
Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, S&R ran a five-part series on Lord John Reith, the iconic architect of modern broadcasting in the UK. The series, authored by the University of Colorado’s Dr. Michael […]
by Matthew Record “I think a major reason why intellectuals tend to move towards collectivism is that the collectivist answer is a simple one. If there’s something wrong, pass a law and […]
What makes a good Utopia? Are there minimum critical success factors that would allow the vagaries of human nature to be overcome? Does it mean a four day work week and personal […]
The great medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer created timeless characters in his Canterbury Tales; archetypal personalities such as the Wife of Bath and the Miller endure to this day. Through them Chaucer could […]
You can smell that foul odor wafting through the air — presidential politics. Wannabees who won’t say they wannabee are peddling books. Sharply dressed and coiffed “I haven’t decided yet” politicians descend […]
Part 5 in a series. In a piece about the American cult writer David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide on September 12, 2008, James Ryerson writes:
Part 4 in a series. One way to get the measure of a person – their temper, as in mood, their dispositions, both emotional and intellectual, what they glean from life, how […]
by Michael Tracey Part 3 in a series. On 20 July 1925, Reith’s 36th birthday, the British Post-Master General, Mitchell-Thomson, informed the House of Commons that there would be a committee of […]