You Too Can Be A Public Lunatic–A Reading List

Do you feel like no one’s listening to you? Are you ignored at parties, in meetings, or during GOP Presidential Debates? Is it your wardrobe? Your breath? No. The real trouble is… YOU’RE JUST TOO SANE! Don’t worry. Despite the best efforts of Fox News and Glen Beck, a disquietingly high percentage of the U.S.… Continue reading You Too Can Be A Public Lunatic–A Reading List

What To Do When You Find Out Who The Libertarian At A Party Is

I am not much of a partygoer. I used to feel bad about this, but in recent years, I’ve justified my extreme form of introversion with the wise words of Hannibal Lecter: “We don’t invent our natures, they’re issued to us with our lungs and pancreas and everything else. Why fight it?” That said, as… Continue reading What To Do When You Find Out Who The Libertarian At A Party Is

Why I Love Reading Reviews of Bad Movies

It has a lot to do with passages like this one, taken from the Village Voice’s Allen Scherstuhl’s review of Altas Shrugged III: Your Rail, My Steel. One of the workers, the sexy un-impoverished-looking one, catches her eye. It’s John Galt (Kristoffer Polaha), the Harlequin Romance hunk who runs that VIP colony in the Rockies and… Continue reading Why I Love Reading Reviews of Bad Movies

The Missing Liberal Canon

A Slate article by Beverly Gage with the unfortunate headline “Why Is There No Liberal Ayn Rand?” crossed my sight earlier today, inspiring the question “Why should anyone wish for one?” But the article’s actual question is a better one. Conservatives tend to cite a fairly narrow range of texts that sum up their philosophy… Continue reading The Missing Liberal Canon