Definition of a Dictionary

Do we any longer need a single, definitive authority on American English? The answer lies somewhere between Noah Webster and the Internet…
Do we any longer need a single, definitive authority on American English? The answer lies somewhere between Noah Webster and the Internet… [More]

Dilulio reviews Fukuyama

A conservative at odds with conservatives, Francis Fukuyama says America’s problem is not that government is too powerful, but that it’s too weak…
A conservative at odds with conservatives, Francis Fukuyama says America’s problem is not that government is too powerful, but that it’s too weak… [More]

Machines that think

John Brockman’s Edge question for 2015 asks 182 intellectuals: What do you think about machines that think?…
John Brockman’s Edge question for 2015 asks 182 intellectuals: What do you think about machines that think?… [More]

Faith Summer Seminar Deadline!! Feb 1

Held in Columbia, MO, June 6-July 31, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for
Held in Columbia, MO, June 6-July 31, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for [More]

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?

It has been argued that everyone is a little bit racist. Various studies have shown that black America are treated rather differently than white Americans. Examples of this include black students
It has been argued that everyone is a little bit racist. Various studies have shown that black America are treated rather differently than white Americans. Examples of this include black students [More]

War on clichés

The cliché hitman. Orin Hargraves stalks the inane, shopworn expressions that litter the English language…
The cliché hitman. Orin Hargraves stalks the inane, shopworn expressions that litter the English language… [More]

Rhetoric of Cowardice

Cowardice and courage no longer carry the moral resonance they once did. They now tend to be used as goads to violence…
Cowardice and courage no longer carry the moral resonance they once did. They now tend to be used as goads to violence… [More]

Virtues of Know-Nothing Criticism

Does great expertise make for great criticism? Not always. Knowing everything about a topic forecloses on original and unexpected takes…
Does great expertise make for great criticism? Not always. Knowing everything about a topic forecloses on original and unexpected takes… [More]

Group Responsibility

View image | gettyimages.com After the murders in France, people were once again discussing the matter of group responsibility. In the case of these murders, some contend that all Muslims are
View image | gettyimages.com After the murders in France, people were once again discussing the matter of group responsibility. In the case of these murders, some contend that all Muslims are [More]

Workshop Announcement: Perspectives on Curiosity

Workshop: Perspectives on Curiosity Time and Place: March 31st 2015, 9:00am-5:20pm Western Washington University, Bellingham WA Viking Union Room 462 Speakers: Abrol Fairweather (San Francisco State
Workshop: Perspectives on Curiosity Time and Place: March 31st 2015, 9:00am-5:20pm Western Washington University, Bellingham WA Viking Union Room 462 Speakers: Abrol Fairweather (San Francisco State [More]