March 15, 2019

In Defense of Walter Scott, Part 2

By Aatif Rashid

Back in December, I wrote a post about Walter Scott in which I analyzed his 1818 novel The Antiquary and argued that the work demonstrated that Scott was anything but […]

November 29, 2018

In Defense of Walter Scott

By Aatif Rashid

In E.M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel, a book made up of a series of lectures the author gave at Cambridge in 1927 and which I’ve discussed on this blog […]

October 25, 2015

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Irrelevance

By Amit Majmudar

  With the American government sending drones overseas, with our military involved over the past decade in conflict after dirty conflict; with the largest incarcerated population in the world, and […]

November 29, 2013

About the “Singularity”

By Amit Majmudar

To decide whether Kurzweil’s idea of the Singularity is “true” or an “accurate” depiction of our future is to mistake the nature of prophecy. Imagine someone in 1914 predicting the […]