Nietzsche caused a scandal when he declared that "God is dead!". Why did he come to this conclusion? What had happened in the world that led him to believe that God was absent?
In mature democracies, we take the notion of freedom very seriously, perhaps without thinking of the implications. The distinction between "free to" and "free from" causes much disruption in society.
Identity Politics divides the left and infuriates the right. What is the basic problem?
Robin Dunbar noticed something important about groups of primates. Can his findings be applied to human society? If so, what do they tell us about ourselves?
“April is the cruellest month...” Why wake us from our dreams? Eliot discusses a world that we know all too well.
In a century with more than enough tyrannical killers, Pol Pot was among the worst.
Robert Owen was a man who recognized the problems that the Industrial Revolution had caused. Whether his response was the best one is open to debate...
When Henry Ford raised wages to $5.00 a day, he started something that ran out of control.
What does a volcano have to do with the birth of Frankenstein? This unlikely tale led to one of the most celebrated creations in English literature.
Should we have spent so much on James Webb when there are more pressing problems?