Clifton Mark in Aeon: In 1717, Voltaire was arrested, some might say, for giving offence. He had published a ‘satirical’ verse that opens by calling the Duc d’Orleans, the then Regent of France, ‘an inhuman tyrant, famous for poison, atheism, ...

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What dueling can teach us about taking offense

Clifton Mark in Aeon:

 

In 1717, Voltaire was arrested, some might say, for giving offence. He had published a ‘satirical’ verse that opens by calling the Duc d’Orleans, the then Regent of France, ‘an inhuman tyrant, famous for poison, atheism, and incest’. This pungent personal attack...

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Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast: Tyler Cowen on Maximizing Growth and Thinking for the Future

Sean Carroll in Preposterous Universe:

 

Economics, like other sciences (social and otherwise), is about what the world does; but it’s natural for economists to occasionally wander out into the question of what we should do as we live in the world. A very good example of this is a new book by...

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The Great Global Grad School Novel

Will Glovinsky in Public Books:

 

Was Sharmila Sen “happy” on the first morning she woke up in the United States to the strange smell of bacon frying? That’s what her young son wants to know when, near the end of Not Quite Not White—Sen’s powerful memoir and meditation on race and...

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Sabine Hossenfelder: String theory pros and cons

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Cursed Worlds

Susan Napier at The Paris Review:

Princess Mononoke inaugurated a new chapter in Miyazakiworld. Ambitious and angry, it expressed the director’s increasingly complex worldview, putting on film the tight intermixture of frustration, brutality, animistic spirituality, and cautious hope that he...

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