KANYE AND KANT: Pop Culture through a Philosophical Lens 

October 26, 2019

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Try these simple and fun costumes sure to scare your friends! 

Lady Macbeth

Seeing your role model (because what girl’s hero isn’t Lady Macbeth?)  unravel into is always a fright. Try emulating the somniferous sovereign in the sleepwalking scene. 

You Will Need

  1. a long, white nightgown (preferably bloodstained, actual blood is good for authenticity)

  2. A flickering candle

  3. ...

June 14, 2019

To better understand Lil Pump’s ode to the mercantile world, “Gucci Gang,” I analyzed some of the more profound song lyrics. Pump declined to comment when Kanye and Kant reached out for a quote. Nevertheless, extrapolating from just the raw lyrics of “Gucci Gang” is a welcome challenge.

“Spend three racks on a new chain”

Mr. Pump willingly spends three racks on a new “chain.” Rappers often use the term “chain” as a synonym for n...

May 24, 2019

Which Historical Figure Are You?

Have you ever wondered what historical figure you would be? Take this quiz and find out!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kanyeandkant/which-historical-figure-are-you-9z5tkgzkz8  

May 2, 2019

#5: Kevin McCallister, Home Alone

             If all legal structures broke down and anarchy reigned, Kevin McCallister would still be standing strong. That kid has incredible survival skills any libertarian would envy. He is willing to let the thieves die to defend himself and his family’s property. His self-sufficiency as a young child suggests Kevin will be a rather successful capitalist in the near future....

April 4, 2019

The great works of classical conservatism: Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the French Revolution, Thomas Carlyle’s On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, Joseph de Maîstre’s Lettres d'un Royaliste Savoisien, and Disney’s The Lion King. Disney’s lovable, P-G bildungsroman of love, loss, and life on the African Savannah is a prime modern example of a philosophy seemingly left behind at the turn of the 20th century. Fo...

March 15, 2019

I’ve recently become obsessed with “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the hit reality T.V. series documenting the lives of the rich and famous Kardashian/Jenner clan. The show is often condemned for its depiction of the spoiled, “talentless” stars. Indeed, Kylie and Tyga may not be the 21st century Sartre and de Beauvoir, and Khloé’s snapchat stories are far away from the diaries of Franz Kafka. However, Kris Jenner, the famil...

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