Archive for March, 2012

Why Are Conservatives Missing The Point?

Because they, like liberals, operate under the assumptions that: a) A unanimity of agreement on means and ends is possible - when it's questionable if it's even remotely desirable. b) Our legislative process is an absolute 'good' instead of an demons
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Why Do We Conduct Ideological Warfare? Democracy. That’s why.

Because, under Democratic Republicanism, and under Social Democracy, we conceive of government as majority right to establish laws under which we all must conform to a singular perception of the means and ends by which we create the common good, rather th
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Notes on Fukuyama’s Origins Of Political Order

THE CHINESE INVENTED THE STATE FIRST No doubt. As an advocate of the hoppian concept of private governmnet, I don't actually think that the 'state' is a 'good'. I see it as a 'bad'. Throughout the book, he assumes that the bureaucratic state is a 'go
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Is Political Legitimacy Possible?

Legitimacy would be 'perfect' if the actions of a representative (the government) were identical in both priority and content to the preferences of the individual. Legitimacy is neutral if the preferences and priorities are unobjectionable. Legitimac
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Does Mankind Flourish Under Conservatism?

QUESTION [Edited for Clarity - CD] I have a question. Curt stated that conservatism consists of true premises advanced by mythology and irrationalism. The theory that "conservatism = true premises advanced by mythology" is itself a descriptive theory
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My Very Own Private Wiki Entry

Finally, I had the courage to ask for a Wikipedia page. I actually dont like the attention, but it's necessary marketing.
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Institutions That Allow Different Groups To Exchange, Not Pursue Shared Beliefs.

The Golden Rule is quite simple. But what complexity emerges from it? Property rights are very simple. But what complexity emerges from them? The problem of cooperative politics does not seem simple until we reduce it to these first principles: 1) the dep
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On The Complexity Of Philosophical Arguments, And The Problem Of Conservative And Progressive Discourse.

[W]estern ethical philosophy consists largely in the analysis of norms for the purpose of conducting a criticism of norms, and hypothesizing the construction of new norms. Political philosophy requires an ethical basis, and therefore depends upon ethical
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Um. Liberals might ‘suck’ but that’s not the point I’m making.

I do not say liberals 'suck' I say that they do not comprehend conservatives and that conservative language is to blame. This needs to be fixed if we are to have a democratic polity with rational debate. I have articulated that these differences are no
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Why Do I Include Certain Authors In My Reading List And Not Others?

Who is not included in my reading list and why? You might notice that I don't include Steven Ozment and other great romantic historians. If you want to read them, then that's fine. I agree with their rapture. On the other hand, I'm a POLITICAL ECONOMI
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