Tag Archives: Conventional Wisdom

Trustworthy Voices

The eighteenth century gave us lots of things – like Mozart and the steam engine and the guillotine – but it also gave us modern democracies. Monarchies would no longer do. Thanks to Rousseau and others, there was new talk of … Continue reading

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When a Tradition Should Fragment

Over time traditions fragment – probably because over time the ways we receive information mutate and expand. Gutenberg figures how to print books – so that many identical copies, relatively inexpensive, can be distributed far and wide – and everyone … Continue reading

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