Rhetoric, propaganda, and the “magical” qualities of language have been used as a means of controlling mass opinion for thousands of years. First…
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In the beginning, seeing they saw amiss, And hearing heard not, but, like phantoms huddled In dreams, the perplexed story of their days confounded…
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Escaping the Brave New World: Apollonians, Dionysians, Prometheans and EpicureansListen now (78 min) | In this episode of Escaping the Brave New World, the Confucian doctrine of the “Rectification of Names” and the current attempt to…
I. One morning, I found Lilacs in the rain: The sun had fled, the birds had stopped singing, The skies were dimmed by gaunt and graying clouds— But I…
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Two kinds of genius may escort you throughout life. True Goodness falls on him who lets them lead as one. Beauty enlivens and makes brief the winding…
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Shelley’s “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”—perhaps one of his greatest works—is a wonderfully Platonic exploration of the “One and the Many” paradox…
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Escaping the Brave New WorldListen now (90 min) | Creativity, Brainwashing, and Ideological Subversion
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From Modern Dreams
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Why the Singularity Point Is Not Coming
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Translation
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Life is like a waking dream, Ripples on a fading stream...
A century after its composition, Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” continues to leave readers, academics, poetry lovers, and poets…
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