Just a Thought. 14.

My husband, Paul, and I host a weekly reading group. We read one book in the fall, another in the spring. This past spring we read Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind which, week after week, generated the best discussions we've had to date. If you haven't yet read the book, here's a spoiler alert. I'm about…

Intellectual Curmudgeonry, Plato’s Legacy

Try this. When you step out of bed in the morning, open the curtains, take a big breath, and exclaim: What a wonderful day! I can’t believe how rational people are! It’s because somebody, say Plato, opened the curtains one morning, looked out at the world and said Oh… My… Gawd!What is wrong with people?!  Can’t…