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The New Thinkery

Oct 27, 2021

As Halloween approaches, the guys turn their attention to some spooky literature. This time, they're joined by Dr. Justin Gottschalk as they delve into Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The group touch on the history of the book, as well as what makes it scary under the surface.


Shoutout to ALI and ISI for sponsoring!

Oct 20, 2021

This week the guys are joined once again by Jan Blits, professor emeritus in the University of Delaware School of Education. The group break down the play Macbeth, going through the plot and discussing the central role of virtue in the play that is not necessarily apparent at first glance. 

Oct 13, 2021

This week the guys convene to discuss a short, humorous work by Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam's Diary. Despite being so short and meant to be funny, hidden just below the surface are deep questions about existence.


Thanks to ALI and ISI for sponsoring!

Oct 6, 2021

In this special edition of The New Thinkery, the guys are joined by Drs. Nathan Tarcov and Christopher Lynch. They give the guys a sneak peek at a forthcoming book on Machiavelli that you can't get anywhere else! Plus: what projects are they working on now?

Shoutout to the Ancient Language Institute for sponsoring!