“Does anyone really need intellectuals? And if so, why? The truth is that the value of intellectual writing is not self-evident, including to many of us who do it.”
Tired of Winning
My first full-time job after college was with the Center for American Progress, a policy institute in Washington, D.C.
We are living through a moment of national reckoning.
Politics on both sides of the Atlantic is being played out in the costumes of dead generations.
I Am Madame Bovary
Of all the personal stories shared in the wake of #MeToo, in no single narrative did so many recognize themselves as in a work of…
On Being an Arsehole
A few months into a cushy postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton, where the walls were a soothing yellow and poached salmon was a staple, it dawned…
What Something Is
Hans-Georg Gadamer was born on February 11, 1900, the same year that Friedrich Nietzsche died and 250 years (to the day) after the death of…