An old way of looking at new work 

A new article in the upcoming NY Times Magazine is one of most revolutionary things I’ve ever read from within the American sociocultural environment:

The Case for Working With Your Hands — by Matthew B. Crawford.

An excerpt:

“..After finishing a Ph.D. in political philosophy at the University of Chicago in 2000, I managed to stay on with a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the university’s Committee on Social Thought. The academic job market was utterly bleak. In a state of professional panic, I retreated to a makeshift workshop I set up in the basement of a Hyde Park apartment building, where I spent the winter tearing down an old Honda motorcycle and rebuilding it. The physicality of it, and the clear specificity of what the project required of me, was a balm….”

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