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Big Idea

The Tyranny of a Big Idea by Bret Stephens. Maybe Sigmund Freud should have been a political scientist. Psychoanalysis might be useless as treatment for neurotics, but there’s something to be said for it as a mode of ideological investigation. […]


BR reviews Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age by Sven Birkerts.


Humanism, Doubt, and Optimism by Lawrence Krauss, 2015 Humanist of the Year. See here.


The Media Are Terrible. But So Are The GOP’s Debate Demands by David Harsanyi. Over the years, I’ve probably written hundreds of pieces grumbling about the mainstream media’s liberal bias, which is real, widespread, and often corrupt. But if media […]