Category: Essays

  • Ed Snowden Speaks at SXSW

  • The Benefit of Withdrawing from Iraq

    There has been a lot of talk lately about pulling our troops out of Iraq. Most of the people suggesting as much complain that the cost of staying is simply too high. Not many people talk about the cost of leaving… This essay is from an online news source called Stratfor Inc.. I’ve been a…

  • At War with Iran

    The Great Satan, that’s what they call us. The Axis of Evil, that’s what we call them. We can’t forgive them for the 1979 kidnappings and takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran. They can’t forgive us for overthrowing their elected leaders and installing the Shah in 1953. We see their president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as…

  • If you are in Academia…

    Actually, even if you aren’t in academia or don’t hang around with academics then go read this essay. It’s by Orson Scott Card, the author of many excellent books including Ender’s Game. Essay: Groupthink and the Intellectual Elite He has many excellent essays on his website, but this one touches on what is really wrong…

  • The Exile of High Art and the Effect on the Picture Plane

    Part of the curriculum at the New York Academy of Art requires students to do a bit of writing. I thought I’d take the opportunity to give myself a bit of context on the contemporary art world from a historical perspective. Art really is in a denegrated and marginalized position at the moment. Eric Fischl…