It’s a Wonderful Life(style)

From First Thoughts

1. Being too lazy or full of Christmas reverie to think up my own post, I’ll just say something about the interesting recent comments of our own James Poulos. 2. It’s now clear that I’ll have to see AVATAR, just to be against it in an informed way. My original strategy was to skip . . . . Continue Reading »

Culture Alerts

From First Thoughts

So, like every other American who’s not a Porcher, I watched TV and went to the movies over the Thanksgiving holiday. Here’s the best I heard and saw: AN EDUCATION is a genuinely erotic, sophisticated, conversational movie about a brilliant, beautiful girl of sixteen who learns . . . . Continue Reading »

Locke and Darwin, Nature and History

From First Thoughts

So I’m now getting around to writing an essay on Locke and Darwin. Here’s a taste pretty relevant to various recent POSTMODERN and CONSERVATIVE posts: Darwin himself had a naïve faith in the almost inevitable natural evolution of the “moral sense” of members of our . . . . Continue Reading »