David Rockefeller is dead. But what does it mean? How do we measure the life of someone who has shaped the modern world to such an extent? Join us for this week's edition of The Corbett Report where we examine David Rockefeller's life, his works and the world that he […]

The Unauthorized Biography of David Rockefeller



A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe. At the end of the nineteenth century, well before women could vote, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory known as the Harvard Computers made calculations […]

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe ...


“The creative personality is always one that looks on the world as fit for change and on himself as an instrument for change.” “If one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes,” Van Gogh wrote in a […]

The Heroism of Being a Contrarian: Jacob Bronowski on the ...


David Rockefeller is dead. But what does it mean? How do we measure the life of someone who has shaped the modern world to such an extent? Join us for this week's edition of The Corbett Report where we examine David Rockefeller's life, his works and the world that he […]

Episode 316 – The Unauthorized Biography of David Rockefeller



“Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous ‘I don’t know.’” “Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion,” the great painter Richard Diebenkorn counseled in his ten rules for beginning creative projects. “One doesn’t arrive — in words […]

Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wisława Szymborska on How Our ...


Did you know The Corbett Report is not on Facebook? Well, you do now! If you see someone on Facebook pretending to be me, maybe you can post this video on their wall or whatever. I don't know how it works because I'm not on Facebook (in case you didn't […]

THE CORBETT REPORT IS NOT ON FACEBOOK!




“A poem … is when you are in love and have the sky in your mouth.” “Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire,” Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating the cultural power of poetry. But what is a poem, really, and what exactly […]

This Is a Poem That Heals Fish: An Almost Unbearably ...



“The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born, when we die.” “Every advance of intellect beyond the ordinary measure,” Schopenhauer wrote in examining the relationship between genius and insanity, “disposes to madness.” But could what is […]

The Sane Society: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich ...