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creative destruction
The Carnival We Need

Contemporary millennial culture has more than enough transgression. What it lacks is transgression in the service of transcendence.

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The Old Gods And The New
The Neo-Paganism of Jordan Peterson

In the materialist gospel of right-wing atavism, longevity and teleology are one and the same.

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The Great Awokening
The Rise of Progressive Occultism

Or why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez felt compelled to share her birth chart.

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Panglossian Harmony
All for the Best

City Opera’s revived production of Candide is a bleak, and hilarious, musical comedy—equal parts light opera and brutal savaging thereof.

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Parallels
Trump Before Trump

What a nineteenth century poet-turned-politician can warn us about the consequences of the 2016 elections.

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