Tom Paine

Tom Paine

"I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I wish it hadn't been, but it was struggle to decide to do it. It never really was a question in some sense. I just wish I knew it wasn't a question."

Peter Singer

Peter Singer

"I find Americans are not good at self-criticism as a society, as a nation. They have real difficulty in seeing how the rest of the world sees them in taking a kind of independent stance. And there's a sort of suffocating patriotic assumption that if you criticize America that you are some how being unpatriotic."

David Liss

David Liss

"I was a victim of the American cultural myth that genius requires no work. That if you have to work at something then you are not really gifted at it."

Keyword Haiku

An archive of little poems we formed by mashing together keyword searches leading to identitytheory.com from late 2002 to early 2003.

From Liberty Cabbage to Freedom Fries

Or: The Ethical Crisis of the Contemporary American Left Like many twenty-something liberals, I suppose, until the fall of 2001 when the advent of the War on Terror put a final end to any lingering vestiges of the Long Boom, my political ethics were largely a matter of faith. Raised by moderate parents and educated

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