10 Essays That Will Improve Your Mind

The following, in no particular order, range across the political, literary, virtuous, and philosophical. They lack a thematic coherence, but capture something valuable in a process, thought, or method. Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much […]

A Superfluous Man column aggregation

With my column for The Post¬†ending soon with the quarter, I wanted to aggregate all of them for future reference. Market must be free of government General Electric, the largest corporation in America, paid no taxes for 2010. According to a recent New York Times article, General Electric claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion. […]

The Westboro Baptist Church and the first amendment

The recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of Westboro Baptist Church members to protest ¬†at military funerals elicits two thoughts. 1) “Justice is always the same in the case of men and things you do not like, as in the case of those you do like.” -Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, […]