We live in a time when strange women distributing swords no longer sounds like a completely ridiculous form of government. art by Tiago Sousa
Until the New Wave began in the middle 1960s, most science fiction was fundamentally “rationalist” in that the worlds it imagined were overwhelmingly built on rational principles. This is true even if the story were […]
A connection of mine recently self-pubbed a cyberpunkish dystopian sci-fi novel. Since I’m universally supportive of gatekeeper-free publishing, I was enthusiastic at first, but it’s since turned out to be little more than a thinly-veiled […]
Ne Fas Day From the Latin ne meaning not, and fas, which is more difficult to translate since there isn’t an English cognate. Roman society, like all classical societies — including those that still exist […]
Everyone uses the slippery slope argument when it suits them and opposes it when it doesn’t. It was used by the Left against the partial-birth abortion ban in 2003. It was used by the Right […]
Every time we sit another Congress, I inexplicably think of this painting by Vito Campanella.