sense and sensibilia is a Web site about philosophy, literature, the arts, and anything else of interest to a philosopher manqué. The title of the site is an homage to Austin, Austen, and Aristotle, and the categories are the Stagyrite’s, though used in ways that he no doubt would disown.
Robert Asahina is an author, consultant, and former publishing executive. He has been an editor at The New York Times, The New York Sun, Harper’s, George, GEO, and The Public Interest; deputy publisher and editor in chief of Broadway Books, president and publisher of the Adult Publishing Group of Golden Books, and vice president and senior editor of Simon & Schuster; a visiting scholar at New York University and a data management consultant at Freddie Mac.
His articles have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The New Leader, The Hudson Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, and other publications.
He has been a theater critic for The Hudson Review and a film critic for The New Leader and The American Spectator.
He is the author of Just Americans (Gotham Books/Penguin). In June 2006 he delivered the Bradley Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute on “What Pearl Harbor and the 442d Regimental Combat Team Can Teach Us about 9/11.”
He is the co-founder, with Robert Wallace, of Asahina & Wallace, a Los Angeles-based independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction.