Critical Linking: August 15, 2012

“I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview.

You know what else reduces human interaction to contracts? The law.


People was down 18.6 percent, and The New Yorker had a similar drop, declining by 17.4 percent. Vogue and Cosmopolitan were down in the midteens, and Time fell 31 percent.

Magazine circulation is taking it in the stomach. 


I don’t necessarily love the process of writing, I find it kind of torturous. But once I’ve written, once I have a paragraph or a couple pages, I have that sense of joy, that incredible sense of accomplishment.

I have no idea if Molly Ringwald’s book is any good, but she sounds like a writer.


A set of podcasts is the 21st-century equivalent of a textbook, not the 21st-century equivalent of a teacher.

Tell that to public university students who sit in multi-hundred seat auditoriums listening to lectures.

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