How We Learned to Love Leviathan

Tocqueville wants us to have a “salutary fear” of the new forms despotism threatens to take in modern times. Fear is a response to evil. Once we see how tyranny deprives us of essential goods, it becomes evident that it is something to be avoided, even at considerable cost. Free will being an essential partContinue reading “How We Learned to Love Leviathan”

Time to Make the Doughnuts!

In this classic commercial, Fred the Baker is torn between a devil, who urges him to get a decent night’s sleep, and his guardian angel, who advises him get up at a presumably ungodly hour to make fresh doughnuts for “all the nice folks.” The conceit, that Fred is robbing himself of beauty rest forContinue reading “Time to Make the Doughnuts!”