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Prioritizing Virtue

by Jordan Poyner

Last week, my colleague at The New Herald, Seth Nightingale, published a piece in defense of a populist national sentiment. In it he argued that patriotism and trust in the American nation state are deteriorating, and that a coherent and shared sense of tradition and values have been compromised by lesser principles. 1,398 more words

Politics

Constitutional Monarchy: Symbol of Ideological Tolerance

How does a constitutional monarchy justify itself within the framework of a twenty-first century democratic state?   With the British Queen now 91 years old, expect this question to be re-emerge in the not-too-distant future.  998 more words

Democracy

Cultural Relativism Closed the American Mind

A great quote from 1987’s The Closing of the American Mind. Bloom saw the problem growing in our education system 30 years ago…and it’s only gotten much, much worse since then. *sigh*

Politics And Society

No figment of the conservative imagination

Some people say that the so-called culture war is a figment of the conservative imagination. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Read this extract from a bulletin from the frontline of that war. 754 more words

Culture Matters

Review: Introduction to the Reading of Hegel

Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit by Alexandre Kojève

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Generally speaking, there is a tendency to underestimate the difficulties of satisfaction and to overestimate those of omniscience.

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Books

Tolstoy Journal, April 6, 2017: "She had too keen a desire to live herself."

I think I have mentioned Wittgenstein before in this blog but wanted to show another of my travel books. Tolstoy and Wittgenstein were alike in some ways. 990 more words

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