Links roundup, 1.6

A few links today:

An excerpt from the Catechism on subsidiarity (a fundamental concept in Catholic social teaching) along with a very funny Daily Show clip that makes the point.

For those wanting to celebrate Epiphany in style, some instructions on how to mix the Three Wise Men cocktail.

Want to start a movement? Here is how. Of interest – the most underrated person is the first follower – he is the one who transforms the “lone nut” into a leader. Plus, new followers tend to imitate the first followers, not the leader.

When waiting in line at the grocery store, don’t you almost always get the sense that the other lines are moving faster? Chances are that your sense is correct. Some “queuing theory” helps to explain.

George Will provides a nice review of Daniel Akst’s book We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess. It is a book full of both interesting cultural commentary and philosophical reflection.

About Kleiner

Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.
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