9/11: 20 Years of Shattered Dreams

When the guns of August blared in 1914, they broke a century of belief in progress. The hopes and dreams…

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What to Expect on the Epic in 2021

2020 is now blissfully over, but don’t think that 2021 will magically be “a better year” simply because the calendar…

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Can You Go Ultra Instinct in Real Life?

It is the Tournament of Power. The battle between Goku and Jiren is raging with the highest possible stakes. The…

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Announcing Lives of the Luminaries

After reading Quintus Curtius’ Digest, I was inspired. After seeing the complete failure of our “leadership” in response to the…

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Who You Can Trust in 2020

It’s safe to say that a lot of “expert” figures have proven themselves less than trustworthy in 2020. That they’ve…

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How to Keep Your Morale in an Age of Mass Panic

Like you, I have watched the ongoing Chinese coronavirus situation with dismay and no small loss of morale. But the…

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Hector and Polydamas: The Iliad’s Great Debate

One of the most fascinating passages of Homer’s Iliad takes place in book 12, when the Trojans have successfully broken…

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How Well do Your Ideas Hold up in the Coronavirus Pandemic?

There’s nothing like a crisis to test your mettle, or in this case, the mettle of your ideas. “Crisis” is…

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How You Can More Easily Figure out who and who Not to Trust (Preview)

One of the major problems in today’s public discourse is that an incompetent class of “experts” occupies much of the…

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Tannhauser and the Downward Spiral of Ego Validation

The Tannhauser myth has existed since the high middle ages throughout Europe, though it is typically thought of as a…

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