THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019
New York's most-read stories: Our upcoming year is currently planned as The Year of Living Anthropologically.
In truth, we're looking for a way to get to The Lifetime of Living Post-Philosophically. We'd like to describe our "formal education" and the events which followed on that.
In the end, it would be an attempt to discuss Russell's Paradox (And What Came Next). In short, it would be an attempt to enjoy the unintentional humor of the upper-end philosophical world's ruminations on "the set of all sets"—even on the comically wonderful "set of all sets not members of themselves."
With the later Wittgenstein to follow!
We're so old that we can remember going through all that. Luckily, we stuck it out and emerged on the other side.
For today, we'll offer two links which may light the way to The Year of Living Anthropologically. One link will take you to Nicholas Kristof's new column. The other link will lead to a major reveal.
In his new column, Kristof describes his least-read columns of the past calendar year. Once we scrape away the misdirection, Kristof is sharing important trade secrets about us in the readership class.
By way of contrast, this link will take you to a listing of New York magazine's "20 Most-Read Stories in 2019." And yes, that's the word they used.
They call their essays, profiles and news reports "stories." At least they're being honest!
Kristof's column lets us know what we readers weren't willing to read. That jaw-dropping post at New York reveals what we turned to instead.
In our nation's upcoming, dangerous Year of Living Trumpishly, there's little left but anthropology as we wait on the beach for the end. Aristotle's error to the side, what were we humans actually like in the years before Mister Trump's War?
Kristof explains what we just wouldn't read. New York reveals what we did.
With assistance from Cassandra, daughter of Priam and Hecuba