Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, first published 50 years ago, is a classic of African American literature. Exploring the consequences of pervasive racism in 1940’s … Read more

What is Life?

What is Life. Liberal Arts. Photo The People’s Choice Award went to Cell to Cell by Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Penil from Massachusetts

Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) was an American biologist and writer who is mostly known for developing the theory of “endosymbiosis” in the 1970s, which had a … Read more

Buddhism Contra-Philosophy?

Buddhism contra-philosophy?

As Dominique Side puts it, perhaps one of the ‘most striking things about Buddhism is the way that the Buddha began teaching by talking about … Read more

Stride toward freedom

Stride towards freedom. Liberal arts.

Liberal Arts has a long history in the USA. In recent years it has been exercising self-critique on the colour of its canonical literature, and … Read more

The Plague by Albert Camus

Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert Albert Camus’ La Peste or The Plague, written in 1947 is a fictional account of the sudden arrival … Read more