Why can’t human nature be understood simply as a fact of biology?
I’m so glad that you’ve decided to join me in reading Leszek Kolakowski’s Main Currents of Marxism. I think by reading it together and having a public correspondence about its themes as we plow through it we’re more likely to actually finish it and understand it better. In other words, we have a better [...]
As we celebrate the founding of our country today there’s an important fact to remember: vast numbers of people in America do not believe in it.
From Rasmussen Reports (h/t to Power Line):
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 54% believe that the U.S. is indeed the nation with liberty and justice for all. A [...]
It looks like RNC Chairman Michael Steele is making some new friends because of his notorious comments blasting President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy. And look, how cute, they’re using their imagination to pretend that we’re not in a war with genocidal, Islamist Nazis!
According to Nation Washington correspondent John Nichols, Steele “actually said some smart [...]
This comparison isn’t funny like the above classic scene from Monty Python’s Life of Brian. In fact it’s grown boring.
According to the Courier Journal, Rand Paul recently compared the US to Rome:
“In the latter days of Rome, the economy was crumbling, the emperor … would placate the mob with bread and circus — food and [...]
Paleo-Neo-Conservatism Dying, Neo-Neo-Conservatism Rising from Her Ashes: A Neo-Con Warmonger Manifesto
The nature of existence is boom and bust. The pattern of rising up and falling down, birth and death, debt and wealth, consolidation and expansion. The phoenix burns bright until crumbling to ash — only to rise again in a new form.
So too with political ideology.
On Pajamas TV’s “FrontPage with Allen Barton,” professor C. Bradley [...]
My friend John Hawkins has a smart post today with suggestions for how to succeed in blogging. Here are his first 3 tips:
#1) Network: Blogging IS NOT just a good old boys club, but that doesn’t mean networking doesn’t help. If someone is deciding whether to link your article or a similar article, liking you [...]
Townhall’s List is Most Prominent on Right, Here’s True Top 30 Conservatives the Left HATES (And 5 They LOVE)
I have one primary problem with Townhall Magazine’s new list of “The 100 Americans the Left Hates Most“: it’s completely mistitled.
Really it’s not about who the Left hates the most, it’s about who the most prominent people are on the Right right now in broadcasting, politics, activism, new media and think tanks. These are not [...]
It’s always a sad day when someone you admire tremendously, who has entertained and challenged you for years lets you down and reveals themselves to really stand up only for themselves instead of the ideas of freedom they claim to support.
Reason Magazine highlights some deeply discouraging remarks from Penn Jillette, the libertarian co-host of the [...]
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, and I’ll continue to say it: We are in a War with modern-day Nazism. The desire for a second Holocaust is openly proclaimed and defended by so-called “liberals.” And our country’s leader is on the wrong side in this fight. (See David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin’s must-read [...]