Students: Mr. Gibbs, do you think the Church should have temporal power? Gibbs: Look, if you just want to hear me say something controversial, I am happy to do that. Student: Okay! Gibbs: Then I’ll do you one better. I think the Church should have spiritual power.
“The 20th century witnessed a bifurcation in art, where “high art” became increasingly esoteric and “low art” became increasingly sensual. Over the course of the 20th century, high art and low art engaged in a game of chicken, wherein each side dared the other to greater extreme. The weirder high art became, the more sensualContinue reading “Love What Lasts: On The Art Of The 20th Century”
I simply could not find one of the echo chambers which I had heard so much about.
“A man does not mind being blamed for his faults and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers for them, but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up. -Goethe What does it mean for our faults to be “worth it”? How do faults slowly become our private lives? How doContinue reading “Proverbial, Episode 17: Not Even Jail”
If health insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers, does it make sense to charge higher tuition for students with smart phones? I explore this question in a dialog for CiRCE.