Over the past few days, I've been reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. It's a novel that imagines a world in which the United States lost World War II. Within this world, Americans living on the west coast are regarded (and, indeed, regard themselves) as social inferiors to their Japanese…Read more Striving for an Ideal World: Art and Reality in Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle
My short essay on religion and postmodernism, titled "Is Nothing Sacred?," is now up at The First Day. Here's an excerpt: Because we live in a world where so many different cultures live side-by-side, we’ve been forced to realize that we all use different stories, for lack of a better word, to make sense of…Read more Is Nothing Sacred?