This site is modeled on journals of opinion that were published widely in England during the Victorian Age.  My subject matter will range widely over many fields: education, parenting, social commentary, economic affairs, political analysis and forecast, literary criticism, and reflections on music and film.

Traditional print, television, and radio media have become severely compromised by commercial imperatives and increasingly inaccessible to original thought, untrammeled opinion, and individualistic style.

I’ve chosen this means of publishing because writing on the web offers authors and readers absolute liberty. I can write what I want to write: I answer to an editorial committee of one.  You can read some, all, or none – as you like.

MIND IN THE MODERN WORLD answers to no imperatives other than candor, clarity, generosity of spirit, and hunger for truth.  I hope you will enjoy it.