Month: November 2011

  • Pride and Cosmopolitanism

    Around 170 A.D., Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Pride is a master of deception: when you think you’re occupied in the weightiest business, that’s when he has you in his spell.” Even in religion, “pride” is listed as the most detrimental of the Seven Deadly Sins. Pride is the insidious parasite that sidles into your consciousness when, […]

  • Tyranny—It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

    Seven o’clock de la mañana. Tuesday, November 5th. Susan slips out of bed, into her day clothes, and makes for the polls. Today would be the first day she voted. Finally! After all this time! She had been waiting her whole life—she was too nervous to even eat breakfast. A few months later, many people […]