Timothy Sandefur's Articles
Suffused with Sunlight: The Paintings of John White Alexander
John White Alexander’s paintings demonstrated refined romanticism and a sense of benevolent, sunlit tranquility.
Tulsa’s Art Deco Heritage
Art deco sought to reconcile industrial mass production with the fine arts in a way that was both inspirational and elegant: to replace the stately permanence of classical architecture with a vibrancy and dynamism appropriate to the new technological age.
Thanks to Science, Allergies Don’t Have to Keep You Down
Allergy medications enhance the lives of millions of people, and contrary to some “experts,” there’s nothing vain or immoral about them.
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
Harvard professor Steven Pinker lays out a powerful case for cultural optimism in his book Enlightenment Now.
‘Look for Beauty, Not Ugliness’: Daniel Chester French and American Sculpture
For Daniel Chester French, sculpting was a means of lighting the world with optimism.