An old favorite book of mine is all about what happens to people who stubbornly think for themselves, and go through positive disintegration in the process. Continue reading Divergent Thinkers in Fiction: This Star Shall Abide
The Democratic Socialists of America has always been a safe space for people to grow politically. It’s time to push back against some bullies who didn’t get that memo when they joined.
Dabrowski put them all at Level I, but what if these alt-right trolls are at something more like Negative Level III?
Knowledge, good will, and fearless speech: that’s what I seek through this blog. Continue reading For Those Holding Other Views, an Invitation to Parrhesia
If Einstein were a young visionary today, how likely would he be to escape the Patent Office? Continue reading Physics, Politics, and Visionary Intelligence
I’ve been published in the May 2017 issue of In These Times. Continue reading Published: In These Times Up For Debate
I’ve been published in the Spring 2017 issue of Democratic Left. Continue reading Published: My Interview With Bernie Campaign Leader
I know the Democrats will pick a candidate who’s “smart,” but even among bright people, there are a lot of different ways of being smart. Continue reading Wonkish vs. Visionary Intelligence
If you really want to convince someone, you’ll have better odds if you understand and address these five “core concerns.” Continue reading Using Core Concerns to Help Dump Trump
Many of the people I’ve met since moving to DC appear to be miserable. Their misery comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s tied to narrow unfulfilled needs, while others are stressed and broadly dissatisfied with … Continue reading Questioning 40 Hours