Culture




By Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia The International Studies Association conference, from where I write, is the world’s biggest gathering of international relations scholars. Held annually in one attractive American city…













Some enlightening words by David Nickles, of the DMT-Nexus’ magazine – The Nexian: We can collectively dream of worlds that surpass our wildest individual imaginings and bring them into being year-after-year—and we do….



“Five centuries of European colonialism and global culture-trashing, and the remaking of the world in the economic interests of competing empires, cannot be undone by a single institution and a cluster of…


In my archives, I have a large amount of terrific Kenneth Smith emails. This one is an exhilarating journey through the psycho-therapeutic idea of “knowing yourself.” (Smith’s paragraphs are in maroon.) ———-…



Glimpses from a fascinating interview which the New Statesman conducted with Adam Curtis on the state of our culture: When everyone is self-conscious you are stuck in your place, because you’re always…


A few months ago, I wrote a short series titled Approaching Death as a way of exploring grief rituals for my upcoming book with Elliott and Thompson (DEATH’S SUMMER COAT). Regardless of…


Remember “peer pressure”? Of late it has been largely discarded as the go-to means of explaining/demonizing youth behavioral patterns, but The New Inquiry offers a look back: Parents have mostly given up…