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Searching for McDonald’s in a Strange Land

The McDonald’s Corporation invites me to search for locations of its restaurants by street, town or country. Let’s search for Belgium. USA! USA! USA! USA! I must wipe off the remnants of this solitary jingoism, this isolationist melange, this je ne sais quoi. I shall

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The Holy Grail Gives Alpha its Omega

When our society’s seekers of knowledge, conquest or material objects talk about their ultimate goals, they often appeal to crusading and questing metaphors that can take on religious overtones. Some place themselves in the role of old Sir Galahad, speaking of their object as “the

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?