Big Bang, Biology, Early Religion

Ancient Civilizations

the Middle Ages

Asian Civilizations, 6th to 16th centuries

Europeans to the 17th Century

18th and 19th Centuries

20th Century to 1993

US Politics to the Obama Presidency


2015 to 2019

  most recent: May 2019 to Sunday the 19th (bottom of the page)


First Thoughts – short and simple

Philosophers – includes: Gary Gutting, Susan Haack, Socrates, Wittgenstein and others

Philosophical Issues – being, subjectivity and abstractions, agnosticism, antinomies, intentionality

Knowledge – neuroscience, biology, computers versus imagination; math and numbers; space and time

Misc/People – includes: Arnold Toynbee, Alice Walker, Putin, Ernest Hemingway

Morality – includes: "Moral Relativism and Sam Harris"

Politics – includes: "Money equals Speech," and "Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau"

Books – includes: The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism, by Joyce Appleby

ARTICLES (opinion and book reviews)

21 May –  (books) The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

13 May –  (books) A Footnote to Folly: Reminiscences of Mary Heaton Vorse

11 May –  Reason, Assumption, and the Economy

30 Apr –  More on the shooter John T. Earnest

  5 Apr –  (books) A Savage Order: How the world's deadliest countries can forge a path to security

30 Mar –  Basic Economics and the Green New Deal

  3 Mar –  Cohen, Trump, and the Capacity to Rationalize

19 Feb –  (history)  Recognizing Ignorance: the coming Age of Science

  8 Feb –  Trump's resolve that America will Never be a Socialist Country

29 Jan –  Conflation and Ocasio-Cortez

21 Jan –  (books) The Coddling of the American Mind

13 Jan –  (philosophy) Black Swans, Coherence, Truth and Pragmatism

11 Jan –  (science) Einstein's "spooky action at a distance"

11 Jan –  Reich describes a "switcheroo"

  7 Jan –  Progress in 2018?


2018 – 2013 (largely politics)

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