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15 08, 2019

Woodstock Turns 50: Behind the Curtain with John Morris, Head of Production

By |2019-08-15T16:22:41+00:00August 15th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Featured|0 Comments

When you have a master or a leader, there’s always another master somewhere fighting them off or trying to contest them. The masters of other people can look pretty annoying to you, if not contemptible, irrelevant, reprehensible. I think about Beatlemania, where people were just horrified — What the hell is going on? These four guys with weird floppy haircuts. Or with Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or any of the other rock stars. The disgust and terror that people have that others are caught up.

8 08, 2019

A Tribute to D.A. Pennebaker

By |2019-08-09T11:42:16+00:00August 8th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Featured|0 Comments

When you have a master or a leader, there’s always another master somewhere fighting them off or trying to contest them. The masters of other people can look pretty annoying to you, if not contemptible, irrelevant, reprehensible. I think about Beatlemania, where people were just horrified — What the hell is going on? These four guys with weird floppy haircuts. Or with Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or any of the other rock stars. The disgust and terror that people have that others are caught up.

25 07, 2019

Freud, Woodstock, and Crowd Behavior

By |2019-08-08T14:38:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Theory|0 Comments

When you have a master or a leader, there’s always another master somewhere fighting them off or trying to contest them. The masters of other people can look pretty annoying to you, if not contemptible, irrelevant, reprehensible. I think about Beatlemania, where people were just horrified — What the hell is going on? These four guys with weird floppy haircuts. Or with Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or any of the other rock stars. The disgust and terror that people have that others are caught up.

18 07, 2019

A Search for Meaning: The Hemingway Hero & Fifty-Grand

By |2019-08-08T14:39:49+00:00July 18th, 2019|Arts & Letters|4 Comments

Pinker points to both the origin and function of a code of conduct that became the Western view of masculinity. ... the biological realities of the male species could be best and most productively served through the attainment and development of specific virtues. 

7 03, 2019

The Tradition in Traditional Masculinity

By |2019-04-04T16:52:40+00:00March 7th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Theory|0 Comments

Pinker points to both the origin and function of a code of conduct that became the Western view of masculinity. ... the biological realities of the male species could be best and most productively served through the attainment and development of specific virtues. 

25 01, 2019

Stoicism & the Destruction of Man

By |2019-03-27T17:50:20+00:00January 25th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Theory|0 Comments

Recently, the American Psychological Association (APA) took aim at “traditional masculinity” by, amongst other things, criticizing “stoicism” as one of its problematic characteristics (APA Guidelines 11). But the essence of stoicism, and our understanding of it, stems from a philosophy that is meant to allow the individual to reach their full potential as a human.

11 01, 2019

Plato’s Crito: When should we break the law?

By |2019-03-27T18:14:49+00:00January 11th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Justice, Theory|0 Comments

Plato’s Crito describes a conversation that takes place in 399 B.C.E. in an Athens prison, where Socrates awaits execution.Not long before, an assembly of more than 500 Athenian citizens convicted Socrates of corrupting the youth and impiety, essentially failing to respect the gods of the city.

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