The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth.
It’s great to see countries like China and India lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty by essentially copying Western ways of doing things.
I’m very staid compared to my students, actually.
All good Literature rests primarily on insight.
Only in England would ‘professor gets divorced and remarried’ be a story.
That’s what the right-wing is good at: figuring out the left wing.
Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder, grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.
I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible.
The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we’re not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers.
Good writers are of necessity rare.