Sam Ashworth-Hayes

Sam Ashworth-Hayes

Ending Lockdown

Ending Lockdown

“Consider too what undesirable deaths occur in wartime. Men are killed in places where they knew they might be killed and to which they go, if they are at all of the enemy’s party, prepared. How much better for us if all humans died in costly nursing homes amid

Sam Ashworth-Hayes
Sam Ashworth-Hayes
COVID-19
The Purposeless Society

The Purposeless Society

Humans are wired to think in terms of purposeful social agents and their objectives, and to tell themselves stories. In every culture, there are myths that tell its members who they are and how they relate to one another, that help to structure life and give it order. The idea

Sam Ashworth-Hayes
Sam Ashworth-Hayes
Religion
Liberalism—Decline or Survival

Liberalism—Decline or Survival

The world is still coming to terms with Charles Darwin. Denial of evolution is usually associated with the evangelical Right—a world entirely and perfectly created in seven days—but the Left is just as fond of disowning conclusions that the application of Darwin’s theory produces when they

Sam Ashworth-Hayes
Sam Ashworth-Hayes
Identity
As America Simmers, Corporate America Racks Up the Retweets

As America Simmers, Corporate America Racks Up the Retweets

“#BlackLivesMatter,” tweeted Mashable editor Chris Taylor last week. “The #StarWars trilogies show how a democracy becomes a police state with stormtroopers, how fascism oppresses opponents, and how fascism [supporters] rise again after its defeat. Step up, Lucasfilm.” Taylor, the author of How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present,

Sam Ashworth-Hayes
Sam Ashworth-Hayes
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