Reading Time: 6 minutes The 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes opens with an eight-minute tracking shot of a Chinese factory floor, seemingly endless rows of machinery in a city-sized complex of 17,000 employees. Revisited in Factory City (2012), this industrial zone played into the idea that Asian cultures were more willing than the West to trade humanity for advancement. Yet […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Religion exemplifies the dichotomy of the human spirit: the same churches that gave birth to uplifting philosophies and great works of art are also guilty of horrendous crimes against humanity.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The history and evolution of cities, and what it means that humanity is now an urban species.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Why you shouldn’t build a city in a desert.
Reading Time: 5 minutes How bad zoning perpetuates segregation and the affordability crisis.
Reading Time: 6 minutes If pleasing the masses is wrong, what’s an Objectivist journalist supposed to do?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Howard Roark’s real-life inspiration disproves the idea that aesthetics and philosophy always match.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The value of protecting the past.
Reading Time: 7 minutes One of the most visible signs of Christianity’s decline is its rash of abandoned churches. And they’re proving to be a problem! Today, Lord Snow Presides over fast-emptying churches.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The benefits of downsizing.