Author Archives: Steven Yates

About Steven Yates

I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Georgia and teach Critical Thinking (mostly in English) at Universidad Nacionale Andrés Bello in Santiago, Chile. I moved here in 2012 from South Carolina. My most recent book is entitled Four Cardinal Errors: Reasons for the Decline of the American Republic (2011). I am the author of an earlier book, around two dozen articles & reviews, & still more articles on commentary sites on the Web. I live in Santiago with my wife Gisela & two spoiled cats, Bo & Princesa.

Primary Prevention and the Three Levels of Health Care

In light of what may well be remembered as the Coronavirus Crisis of 2020, I am setting aside other projects and turning more attention to issues of public health education — and, hopefully, philosophy’s relevance to public health. Although it’s … Continue reading

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What the Coronavirus Scare Says About Us

What should this coronovirus scare teach us? Should it teach us how easy it is to lead the masses by their noses through media-induced fear and hysteria? Continue reading

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I. The Origins of Liberalism.

(Author’s note: beginning a deeper read.) Liberalism, using that term in its classical sense, assumes that most adults are autonomous and rational individuals, or that autonomy and rationality is their ideal state. The term originated from the Latin liber, meaning … Continue reading

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Antinatalism and Our Fourth Stage Condition

First things first. This is not a book review, as I’ve not read The Ahuman Manifesto by Patricia MacCormack, only read about it, and its author. And that, not extensively. What I’ve read about it indicates: it’s very much in … Continue reading

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Book Review. Presstitutes: Embedded in the Pay of the CIA, by Udo Ulfkotte. Translated by Andrew Schlademan. Progressive Press, 2019.

“…In 2014, Ulfkotte published Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalists). The book became a bestseller in Germany despite a media blackout. The author, excommunicated from German mass media and unofficially blacklisted, faced lawsuits and endured police raids on his house. He told family members he feared for his life. Then, on January 13, 2017, just days shy of his 57th birthday, he was found dead from what a coroner’s report said was a heart attack. Because it is possible to murder people using chemicals that will cause heart stoppage and then become untraceable, some believe he was murdered…..” Continue reading

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Christianity and Theological Liberalism

Christianity and Theological Liberalism – How, in 1923, J. Gresham Machen exposed how Christianity tried to accommodate itself to modern materialism and contributed to its own marginalization in modern society. Continue reading

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Protests in Chile — October 2019: End of the Neoliberal “Experiment”?

Since October 18 Chile has seen the most serious signs of civil unrest since the end of the Pinochet era, responding to rate hikes especially in transportation and utilities. Does this portend the end of neoliberalism in Chile? Continue reading

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The West’s Ongoing Collapse at the Hands of Identity Politics and Neoliberal Ideology: 2019 Update

The free fall of contemporary academia into speech & thought totalitarianism continued … & likely to progress further given the unwillingness of those with resources to use them to oppose this ongoing juggernaut. Continue reading

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Moon Madness and the Fate of the Liberty Movement

“You look pale.”  —Blair to Clay, Less Than Zero (1987) My last article garnered responses I predicted but hoped would not occur: emails from folks who not only believe the moon landings were faked, but think the Earth is flat. … Continue reading

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Of Moon Landings, False Rabbit Trails, and Approaching Epistemic Oblivion

It’s the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. “We came in peace for all mankind” reads the plaque left behind by Neil Armstrong & “Buzz” Aldrin. Except that on Earth there is no peace, & some believe the whole thing was faked. Did we really go to the moon? The Lost Generation Philosopher ponders the mystery…. Continue reading

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