February 19, 2018, 21:04

Culture
  • The Art of the Opioid Crisis

    Each era seems to have the drugs that it deserves. In the 1960s, there was LSD. Inspiring euphoric fantas ...

    Each era seems to have the drugs that it deserves. In the 1960s, there was LSD. Inspiring euphoric fantasies or vivid paranoia, it could not have been an apter drug for years of utopian social progres ...

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  • A Winter in Pennsyltucky

    This winter, I went back to the woods. The backwoods. My homeland is Central Pennsylvania, and I returned ...

    This winter, I went back to the woods. The backwoods. My homeland is Central Pennsylvania, and I returned there to celebrate Christmas with the family and to help out with the coal furnace during the ...

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  • The Darker Implications of Trump’s Vulgarity

    Words matter more than actions, which is why Aristotle defined virtue as “habitual action.” Yet modern po ...

    Words matter more than actions, which is why Aristotle defined virtue as “habitual action.” Yet modern politics has reversed the Athenian conventional wisdom regarding “sticks and stones” and “cheap t ...

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  • In Defense of Slow, ‘From-Scratch’ Cooking

    Why has cooking become so hard? Some would say it’s not: throwing together paninis or spaghetti for a wee ...

    Why has cooking become so hard? Some would say it’s not: throwing together paninis or spaghetti for a weeknight dinner isn’t all that complicated. But our world increasingly sees cooking as a nigh-imp ...

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  • The Progressive Left Goes Philistine

    2017 was a year that overturned many long-held sociopolitical certainties. Remember when Republicans like ...

    2017 was a year that overturned many long-held sociopolitical certainties. Remember when Republicans liked free trade? Or when liberals liked free speech? Such fond memories. We can add yet another de ...

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  • Why George Will is Wrong About Smokers

    Smokers, George Will says, lack “common sense.” In a late December opinion column in the Washington Post, ...

    Smokers, George Will says, lack “common sense.” In a late December opinion column in the Washington Post, Will declared, “Filling one’s lungs with smoke from a burning plant is dumb.” Yet in our digit ...

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