Tuesday 2014-09-09

Douthat and Cowen provide two recent reminders about the dangers of unexamined lives. And in order to face these issues, they believe, each of us requires a bit of heart.

However, having scared us wee readers, they both fail to remind us that having a strong family or a core group of friends goes a long way ...

Because your assumptions and pieties are evil’s best opportunity, and your conventional wisdom is what’s most likely to condemn victims to their fate.
-- Ross Douthat
Eat (at restaurants) at 5 p.m.
But please, I hope not too many of you follow this advice.  The funny thing is, you won't.  You will leave the low-hanging fruit behind, you strange creatures you.
-- Tyler Cowen