Leo Nicolletto

Leo Nicolletto

Leo Nicolletto is a poet and philosopher. His essays have appeared in Quillette and Sisyphus Literary Magazine.

Against Cultural Protectionism

Against Cultural Protectionism

Like most of my generation, I was introduced to Leonard Cohen’s hymn to heartbreak, ‘Hallelujah,’ via its perfected version by Jeff Buckley. Buckley’s incredible voice echoed and shone through the haunting atmospherics of his sparse guitar, like a lonely angel fallen from the heavenly choir. It was the

Leo Nicolletto
Leo Nicolletto
Identity
John Glubb and Avoiding the Fate of Empires

John Glubb and Avoiding the Fate of Empires

Empires rise, and empires fall. This fact of history—so obvious looking backwards—is all but inconceivable to those living through an empire’s peak. Human life is so short in the scheme of civilisations that we tend to overemphasise the importance and length of our own era, while past

Leo Nicolletto
Leo Nicolletto
History