Metrics do not and, in fact, cannot measure any intelligible conception of excellence at all
The ideal mother, as countless novelists have known, is a dead one.
Péguy’s critical stance toward both broad coalitions made him neither a modernist nor an antimodernist, but something quite distinctive and instructive.
We need more profanity? Aren’t we already being inundated with it?
As a child, I thought that to be American was to believe in individuality, to support pluralism and equality, and to celebrate common holidays and eat common foods.
The invisibility of embedded science is an apparently paradoxical, but reliable, index of the significance of science for everyday life—for government, for commerce, and, not least, for our sense of self.
Housekeeping doesn’t just enable us to dwell; housekeeping is dwelling, and also it is thought.
Pain and grief are among our most private, isolating experiences.
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