The Point is a twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, based in Chicago. A mix of criticism, memoir, and reviews, The Point goes beyond intellectual tourism by challenging its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. Early issues have considered whether it is possible to live an honorable social life on Facebook, what Thorstein Veblen would say about Goldman Sachs, how Stendhal might help us with dating, and why todays conservatives ought to read Marx. Each issue also contains a symposium consisting of several shorter pieces relating to a topic chosen by the editorsfor instance, film, conservatism, or contemporary music.Issue 3 of The Point will include essays on Gordon Wood's idea of America, gaming and reality in Modern Warfare, and improv as a way of life. The symposium features pieces on why conservatives should read Marx, the progression (or lack thereof) of the novel, and an interview with Harvey Mansfield.
Point, Issue 3