November 6, 2008

Conservative Ideals Become Crude Precepts: Jeffrey Scheuer

“The foundational principle of liberalism is the relative complexity of its intellectual and moral-political universe.
…Conversely, the quintessential feature and great polemical asset of conservatism is its relative simplicity. (more…)

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November 5, 2008

A Species of Evil: Sam Harris.

“It is time we realized that to presume knowledge where one has only pious hope is a species of evil.”

Harris, Sam: The End Of Faith. 2004: W.W. Norton, New York. pp. 225

October 18, 2008

Anyone But A Madman: Herodotus

“For if anyone, no matter who, were given the opportunity of choosing from amongst all the nations of the world the beliefs which he thought best, (more…)

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October 8, 2008


Exposing The Appropriation Of The Word “Liberal”

The term “liberal bias” is very sneaky.

“Liberal” and “conservative” have very different meanings. They really do imply and denote profoundly different orientations to our fellows and to our world. They work very differently (more…)

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September 29, 2008

WHAT WOULDN’T YOU DO? Our Obligation to Prevent the Theft of Power

You wouldn’t throw yourself out in front of a car to keep yourself from getting hurt, would you?

Would you throw yourself out in front of a car to keep someone else from getting hurt? Your kids? My kids? Dick Cheney’s kids? (more…)

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September 23, 2008

THERE IS NO WAR: Our Misuse of the Term Masks Worse Crimes and Abuses

There Is No War.

Some recent wars: War on Poverty. War on Drugs. And, no shit, a recently declared War on Global Warming. War on you. War on Christmas. War on Mr. and Mrs. America. War on the Religious Right. War. What manner (more…)

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September 5, 2008

EXTREMISM IS SAFE: How Is Radical Extremism Reassuring?

The word “conservatism” has been stolen from us. By “Conservatives.”

Large numbers of people who seemingly have fairly moderate beliefs will support demagogues and power-seekers whose beliefs are far more extreme (more…)

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