Not by the Direct Method.: Hitchens on Salman... →
jessnevins: From years back, when I agreed with Hitchens more often than I disagreed with him. In this case, defending Rushdie against both the fatwa and those Westerners who, for their own vile reasons, decided to side with Ayatollah Khomeini, Hitchens got it completely right, and said it wonderfully. …
Compared with online retailers, bookstores present a frustrating consumer...– From Slate, a refreshingly intelligent, big-picture take on the independent bookstores vs. Amazon debate, flying in the face of recent shot-sighted rants.
If we have goals and dreams and we want to do our best, and if we love people...– Kathryn Schulz on the psychology of regret, a must-see TED talk
The great appeal of yoga is that you are doing something selfish and virtuous at...– Slate on the Who Is John Galt quasi-meme and what Aynd Rand and yoga have in common