Kafka’s “The Trial” Is Our Reality

An amazing and prescient column appeared yesterday on several outlets, originally posted here. I would highly recommend, if you have not read or seen Kafka’s The Trial, to do so. In the meantime, here is a taste: There is a certain level of dishonesty in the common study of history. We look back at the…

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A Nation of Laws or Men?

Glenn Greenwald entertains this week for your lecture of the week, explaining how, during the last two presidencies, rule of law has given way to the system that we presently accept as the new normal. No longer is the Bill of Rights an assurance against tyranny, and step-by-step, we are turning toward the policies of…

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The Tyranny of Anecdote – Worthy of an Entire Book

YES! I have been searching for a thoughtful explanation like this such that I might wrap my head around this idea. For a very long time, I have believed that legislators act irrationally quite often in passing laws or executive decision based not on general rules that you and I might be able to figure…

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