Authors are being attacked for telling stories about experiences that aren’t their own. But isn’t that the point of using the imagination?
Crispin Sartwell"In a literary climate in which readers value creative authenticity in a writer above imaginative impulse, publishers are having to carry out stringent new levels of due diligence on all submitted fiction." "Having to," are they?
Crispin SartwellI try to present the material fairly (and to encourage all possible positions in discussion) but also not to particularly conceal my views. How do other profs approach this? youtu.be/Fuo5uAZW0Jo via @YouTube
The Netflix quarantine hit is great art, revealing the hidden realities of a society that can’t take care of its sick and poor
Crispin SartwellI often admire Jessa Crispin's columns, despite her weird name. But this is just lazy: "I switched between watching Tiger King and the news and it’s like there’s no difference between the two." Conclusion: socialism or whatever.
Conservatives ought to move past originalism and explore a more moral framework for interpreting America’s founding documents.
Crispin SartwellThe only problem with approaches like this, from either side, is that the people defining the common good and administering us into it are just people, merely flawed, like those they purport to fix.
Crispin SartwellBiden on Trump: "The federal government is in charge." "He says he's a wartime president; he should act like a wartime president." "He's responsible for using all the power at his disposal." Defense Production Act immediately etc. 2/
Crispin SartwellPeople are attacking Orban, etc. But Joe Biden, among many others, demands a lot more autocracy from Trump right now. You sure about that?
The pandemic has put psychological theories of politics to a very interesting test.
Crispin SartwellWhat an excellent column! But we should let observations like the one I quote in the next tweet teach us that the liberal/conservative distinction - the left-right spectrum - much less the claims about brains, are not coherent or defensible. @DouthatNYT