Although I didn’t fully understand it at the time, street life is what I came to Lisbon for. There’s something about the life of the city that is hard to put your finger on, an easy flow that sustains and holds you. Tourists praise its beauty, expats talk of feeling at home…
When the historians and political theorists of the future look back on the past two years, they’ll see the emergence of a new social contract in western…
I’m putting aside the latest Bafflement Essay to write this short piece about Canada because, if it isn’t in the news, it should be. I’ve never known…
In this Bafflement Essay, I want to consider the failure to think. ‘I don’t want to think about it.’ It’s a phrase I’ve been hearing repeatedly during…
As we go into the new year, I want to propose, instead of resolutions, some affirmations. Or rather, re-affirmations of things that have been under…
‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.’ Abraham Lincoln In the second in her series of…
This is the first of a series of essays in which, drawing on the wisdom of experts in social psychology and authoritarianism in the modern age, I try to…
In the first in a series of unashamedly adoring posts about Lisbon Alex Klaushofer considers the joys and travails of living in the hilliest of European…
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