At Intellectual Takeout, we strive to offer not only commentary on current events but also tangible advice for engaging with our increasingly chaotic world. That’s why we’re proud to present this ongoing series of literature recommendations.
This week’s entries …READ MORE
If there is a figure that is not a role model, it is Prince Harry, son of Charles III of the United Kingdom. His ghostwriter-assisted memoir, Spare, presents not a fairy tale prince but a postmodern anti-hero intent upon …READ MORE
In his work The Western Canon, Harold Bloom wrote that a “reader does not read for easy pleasure or to expiate social guilt, but to enlarge a solitary existence.”
The apparent message in Bloom’s flourish is that a reader …READ MORE
Last Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers, a hockey team, participated in an LGBTQ+ Pride Night event. The team—with one exception—donned rainbow-colored jerseys as they warmed up before the game.
Defenseman Ivan Provorov opted out. “I respect everybody, and I respect …READ MORE
“Beauty,” wrote philosopher Roger Scruton, “is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter.”
Whatever we may think of Scruton’s observation, it seems clear our ideas of beauty are at best confused, at worst degraded, …READ MORE
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern certainly hasn’t been on my list of favorite people for the last several years, largely due to her draconian COVID policies on masks, vaccines, and quarantines, and her “government knows best” attitude. But I …READ MORE