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Bread and Circuses

Somewhere around the second century CE, the Roman satirist Juvenal coined the phrase ‘bread and circuses’ which has come to mean placating one’s populace with cheap bribes to distract them from their political grievances. Here’s the logic. Thomas Hobbes observed… Read More ›

Thoughltets .xxi.

Creative thinkers are often detached from social constraints. Some people detached from social constraints are psychopaths. And so, is the video-gamer in your basement on the verge of a scientific breakthrough or his next kill?