Just when you thought academia was hopeless...

Along comes the British journal Philosophy Now, which has used two illustrations by our friend Oleg Atbashian, the ex-Soviet agitprop artist who now runs The People’s Cube, an often hilarious send-up of the left. And what illustrations they are:

Oleg explains how this all came about:

London-based Philosophy Now magazine has published two of our "Political Brains" cartoons in this year's March/April issue, as an illustration to their book review of The Righteous Mind by the American psychologist, Jonathan Haidt.

The magazine had contacted me in January for permission, which I happily granted. In April I received a package from London, with two hard copies of the magazine and a letter below.

In addition to crediting the author and the website, the editors went as far as actually inviting their readers to visit ThePeoplesCube.com.

It would seem that their appreciation of our materials is not coincidental.

The magazine itself makes a very interesting and entertaining read, discussing the philosophical differences between conservatives and progressives, Ayn Rand and Kant, and runs a parody of Plato's dialogues with Socrates, in which the two ancient philosophers discuss modern-day conservatism and progressivism.

I am proud and happy for Oleg, and highly encouraged that there are philosophy mavens out there with a sense of humor and decent political sensibilities to boot.

Along comes the British journal Philosophy Now, which has used two illustrations by our friend Oleg Atbashian, the ex-Soviet agitprop artist who now runs The People’s Cube, an often hilarious send-up of the left. And what illustrations they are:

Oleg explains how this all came about:

London-based Philosophy Now magazine has published two of our "Political Brains" cartoons in this year's March/April issue, as an illustration to their book review of The Righteous Mind by the American psychologist, Jonathan Haidt.

The magazine had contacted me in January for permission, which I happily granted. In April I received a package from London, with two hard copies of the magazine and a letter below.

In addition to crediting the author and the website, the editors went as far as actually inviting their readers to visit ThePeoplesCube.com.

It would seem that their appreciation of our materials is not coincidental.

The magazine itself makes a very interesting and entertaining read, discussing the philosophical differences between conservatives and progressives, Ayn Rand and Kant, and runs a parody of Plato's dialogues with Socrates, in which the two ancient philosophers discuss modern-day conservatism and progressivism.

I am proud and happy for Oleg, and highly encouraged that there are philosophy mavens out there with a sense of humor and decent political sensibilities to boot.

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