Two Big Trends
First a quick announcement. I’ll be doing another run of my writing course this fall. Here’s the course description.
Secrets of Effective Writing
An intellectual contest isn't necessarily won by the side that has the best ideas. It is won by the side that is best at presenting and arguing for its ideas. Learn how to become more effective at presenting your ideas.
This is a ten-week course that teaches the secrets of becoming an effective writer. I teach you how to structure your writing to make it clearer and more powerful, how to manage the writing process to make it smoother, faster, and less painful, how to break the editing process into manageable stages, and how to master the basics of style and make your writing more colorful and engaging. The course is based on what I have learned from thirty years as a successful professional writer.
This course requires no specialized knowledge or previous experience, just a sense that you have something to say and a desire to get better at saying it. There will be a 90-minute class via Zoom once a week and, since writing has to be learned by doing, there will be brief assignments in between that we will analyze in class. Students will also receive one-on-one feedback on their submissions.
Join us and learn how to become a more persuasive advocate for reason and liberty.
The classes will be live at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays, starting October 25. I’m looking at having them recorded for those who can’t make it live. We will go eight weeks before Christmas, then finish the last two classes in early January.)
The cost is $750 per person. I will also be opening it up to students who can’t afford that rate—and raising money to cover their tuition. So send this along to a young person who you think could benefit. And please let me know if you’d be willing to help sponsor one of these students.
If you’re interested, reply to this e-mail or contact me at email@example.com.
Two Big Trends
Occasionally, it’s a good idea to step back from the daily back and forth of politics and take a look at a bigger picture that helps explain a lot of what happens day to day.
I want to draw your attention to two such trends—large-scale, long-term social changes that have interesting political and philosophical implications.
I can summarize them very briefly: We have become a rich nation, and we are quickly becoming a secular nation.