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.

Thomas Sowell Revisited: Constrained versus Unconstrained Visions

Back in 1987 Thomas Sowell published his important book A Conflict of Visions which distinguished constrained from unconstrained visions. With the unconstrained vision of the radical far-left in evidence everywhere in today’s “cancel culture,” never has the time been better for a rediscovery of this important work. Continue reading

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“The World Through the Eyes of a Globalist”

Have you recently felt like you’d entered a real world Twilight Zone? A world where truth and lies have been literally inverted, and you don’t know what to believe? Take the real voyage into Twilight Zone 2020 in “The World Through the Eyes of a Globalist” new from The Unz Review. Continue reading

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A Case for Collapse Studies

A Case for Collapse Studies: we have Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and so on. Given the times we are now living in, why not Collapse Studies. Collapse is a process, not a singular event such as a major economic crash or a pandemic. Ours is underway. Can we turn things around in time? What does history teach us about collapse? Continue reading

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More Censorship On Social Media. This Time, it’s Facebook

This morning, a missive from Ron Unz, editor and publisher of alternative media site The Unz Review, appeared in my inbox. He was reporting that everything from his site had been removed from Facebook. Its page on the social media … Continue reading

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Censorship at YouTube … Again

I just learned this morning that the video content I linked to at the beginning of “Coronavirus / COVID-19” has been removed by YouTube for “violating community standards.” Which means that my readers will not be able to access that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus / COVID-19: What Is Really Going On? And Why?

Coronavirus / COVID-19: What Is Really Going On? And Why? Based on Dr. Erickson’s video message, a look behind the scenes at what may be the real agenda in shutting down the economy.

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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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