Excerpts from his book, Sense of Style. Great writing advice for all, as we can all improve our writing all of the time.
Thought provoking article on Project Syndicate
It is hard to imagine admiring art that espouses child abuse, racial hatred, or torture. But just as we should not condemn a work of art because of the artist’s private behavior, we should also be careful about applying norms of social respectability to artistic expression.
Cal Fussman has interviewed icons, world-leaders, athletes, and everyday people. Gives insight into what makes him tick, and how he gets people talking. Listen here
Freedom of Speech! The first amendment of the United States Constitution clearly states that Congress will make no law “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” but the fact that the Bill of Rights protects free speech doesn’t mean that everyone likes it. Expressing controversial or unpopular opinions has sometimes caused people to be silenced by others, and in the wake of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, some Americans have found that speech isn’t always as free as they’d imagine. Shouting Fire, a riveting exploration of the current state of free speech in America is crucially relevant.
Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs. Stephen King featured in Brainpickings