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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 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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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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And So It Begins. Thoughts on What Might Happen Next

Two days ago, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. His inauguration speech was unique (read it here; there are a few errors, all minor). It may go down in history as one … Continue reading

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Two Cultures, Two Americas — Post-Election 2016 Edition (Philosophical Reflections on an Empire In Decline)

The hostility of this election & the volatile mood of the country are indicative of two cultures, two Americas … unequal, unyoked, on collision course, & probably indicative of a nation in unavoidable decline. Continue reading

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Eight Theses on the “Alt-Right”

Prior to Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s speech last week, I’d barely heard the term “alt-right.” Seems I am not a part of it, if for no other reason than that I am too old. What it appears to be … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Be a Lost Generation Philosopher (Part 3)

[Continued from Parts One and Two] Given that you pursued a career in academic philosophy, any specific regrets? One big one from my early days. Not turning my MA thesis on Paul Feyerabend into my first book. The idea was … Continue reading

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