De Sade, War, and Civil Society

The trouble with writing about the first two Terra Ignota books is knowing quite where to begin. They’re dense in ways that much modern science fiction is not. They engage with the existing literature and traditions, but quite unashamedly demand that readers abandon the usual reading protocols. If Gene Wolfe is one obvious point of reference (not… Read more »

Arab Fling

How the feckless meddling of Syria’s neighbors made the civil war there worse.

Power to the People

Liberals have lost touch with their populist roots, which calls for a fresh articulation of a very old idea: anti-domination.