Daniel Lattier's Blog

Daniel Lattier's Blog

The Pros and Cons of Small-Town Living

The Pros and Cons of Small-Town Living

Over 80% of Americans now live in urban areas. But a growing number of those who do wonder if they should pack it in and migrate to smaller towns. 

Why People Today Get So Angry about Politics

Why People Today Get So Angry about Politics

They've been taught to see anger as a virtue. 

The Science of Why People Don’t Listen to Facts

The Science of Why People Don’t Listen to Facts

According to recent science, it’s a function of evolution and humans’ need to adapt.

Does All Rational Thought Involve ‘Faith’?

Does All Rational Thought Involve ‘Faith’?

Is every human being in some sense a "believer"?

Why So Many ‘Tolerant’ People Are Actually Intolerant

Why So Many ‘Tolerant’ People Are Actually Intolerant

It’s become common to point out that those who most preach “tolerance” are often themselves highly “intolerant.”

But why is that?

Partisan Politics is Propaganda

Partisan Politics is Propaganda

As the Gorsuch nomination process is showing, the days of bipartisanship in America are over. 

America’s ‘Hostility to Reading’ - 4 Reasons for it

America’s ‘Hostility to Reading’ - 4 Reasons for it

Noted historian Jacques Barzun said that there are 4 cultural forces that still encourage a hostility to reading in America. 

How Relativism Contradicts Itself

How Relativism Contradicts Itself

Though an attitude of relativism may be growing in popularity, philosophically speaking, it’s a very silly position.

Postmodernism: The Philosophy Behind ‘Identity Politics’

Postmodernism: The Philosophy Behind ‘Identity Politics’

To help in better understanding our "brave new world"... 

Why Most Students No Longer Read the ‘Great Books’

Why Most Students No Longer Read the ‘Great Books’

5 reasons why students today aren't studying the great classics of the past.