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The New Thinkery

Nov 29, 2023

In this opening of a two-part discussion, Professor Tim Burns guides the guys through a thoughtful discussion on Leo Strauss, democracy, technology, and the role of liberal education. Join us for a down-to-earth conversation that explores the intersection of these topics and their relevance in today's world, and stay...

Nov 22, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving from The New Thinkery! As the guys convene as the holiday season kicks into high gear, the topic of gratitude is predictably front of mind. Featuring brief readings from a variety of sources, some not often remembered, the guys dig into the idea of gratitude from the Ancient Greeks, to Hobbes,...

Nov 15, 2023

Join the guys as they dissect Franz Kafka's In the Penal Colony. Dive into the intricacies of the story, exploring its symbolism, existential themes, and the eerie apparatus, as the guys unravel the mysteries of justice, guilt, and societal structures in Kafka's masterpiece.

Nov 8, 2023

This week, Alex gathers with Jeff Black of St. John's College, David Levy of St. John's College, and Michael McShane of the Dallas Institute to discuss some of the nuances of his newest book, Musings on Plato's Symposium. This thoughtful panel discussion was put together by the excellent Political Animal Press.

Nov 1, 2023

A belated Happy Halloween from the guys at The New Thinkery! Join the guys for a spine-tingling analysis of the 1931 classic, M, as they explore its chilling atmosphere, interesting techniques, and enduring impact on the thriller genre. Delve into the mind of a child murderer, as we dissect this cinematic masterpiece...