Why doesn’t reasoning (with people) work?

What is wrong with their (and our) heads? Why do truth and reason not persuade us?

What you can do with an English major; or, How to be a pro bono counterintelligence operative

What can you do with an English major? I’m gonna tell ya. Well, I should confess: I’m not a real English major. But I hereby confer an honorary English major upon myself, on account of Mrs. MacMeans and Mrs. Stallard and Miss Mann and Mrs. Garrett and others did such a smash-up job of teachingContinue reading “What you can do with an English major; or, How to be a pro bono counterintelligence operative”

The profanity presidency

The profanity presidency: this is the title of Peter Baker’s column in today’s New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/us/politics/trump-language.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share “‘No one has debased the civil discourse in this country more than President Trump, and the president really does set the tone in the country,’ said Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California. ‘We see it reflected inContinue reading “The profanity presidency”