Category Archives: Election 2016 and Aftermath

“Philosophy in Three & a Half Years”

Seen by accident, “ganked” off Colin McGinn’s blog this morning, this comment caught my eye. Writing back in April 2017 under the title “Philosophy in Five Years” he predicted: I think the field will be a complete shambles. It’s already … Continue reading

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“Anti-Intellectualism and How Fascism Works”: A Comment

I followed the link from here to IHE’s “Anti-Intellectualism and How Fascism Works,” an interview with Jason Stanley (Yale) who has authored a book entitled How Fascism Works. I’d been thinking of posting a comment, but discovered that the comments thread … Continue reading

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Truth Teller’s Dilemma, Part 1

[Author’s note: this was previously posted elsewhere, but it strikes me that all three parts of this extended essay should be available on the same site. This will render them out of order, but I think my readers are smart … Continue reading

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Truth-Teller’s Dilemma, Part 3

“Truth-Teller’s Dilemma” concluded: if you care about the truth or those trying to tell it, support them (us)! Continue reading

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Truth-Teller’s Dilemma, Part 2

Truth-Teller’s Dilemma, Part 2, continued from Part 1: what reason is there for believing mainstream (corporate) institutions care about the truth? Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump Won in 2016, Chapter Umpteen Thousand and Counting….

Matt Bai’s Yahoo! columns are usually worth one’s time, however annoying they often are with their unexamined assumptions. Bill Kristol, son of neoconservative godfather Irving Kristol interviewed here, doesn’t seem to distinguish between conservatism and neoconservatism, and the problems only … Continue reading

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Globalism: Optimism, Pessimism, and Dystopian Visions (Part Three, Plus References)

In replying to Dean Allen’s remarks (Part Two), I had intended to restrict myself to a few points, but fear I have instead written another book (lol) and can only hope readers will bear with me. While part of me … Continue reading

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