Archive for March, 2012

Did The Right Betray Us?
Regarding Rothbard's Betrayal of the Old Right, David Gorden writes: "Things weren't always like this. In the years before World War II, American conservatives opposed global crusading. The Old Right opposed the New Deal and favored the traditional Ame…
William Tell: An Example Of The Virtue Of Violence
William Tell, came from the town of Bürglen, and was known as a strong man and an expert shot with the crossbow. In his time, the Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking control of Uri. Albrecht Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdo…
The Gingrich Plan for 2012
This is the best plan that any candidate has put forward. Of course I would love to see a purely libertarian platform. But if I can't have that (and it's pretty certain that I cant) a classical liberal platform that allows me to protect my liberty will h…
Mike Renzulli Makes The The Libertarian Case For Gingrich
He frames the argument as pragmatic: In Eastern and Western philosophy there are two forces usually at work against one another which (it is assumed) helps bring balance to the world. In Asian philosophy it is the conflict between Yin and Yang. In Ch…
Philosophy Needs More Than Rebranding — It Needs A Reformation. (NYT Followup)
(POSTED ON THE NYT) I suggested in my earlier essay that philosophy so conceived is best classified as a science, because of its rigor, technicality, universality, falsifiability, connection with other sciences, and concern with the nature of objec…
Did Sowell Not Conceive Of The Left Right Conflict As The Masculine And Feminine?
I'll have to ask him if I get the chance.…
Republicans attack ObamaContent as “socialized meaning” « fauxphilnews
In a rare break from party infighting, Monday’s Republican primary debate saw the candidates unite in their derision of “ObamaContent,” the president’s newly unveiled theory of linguistic meaning.  The theory, which relies upon the practice…
The Financial Sector And Related White Collar Jobs Will Never Recover
That's for sure. Never. Because it was a boom. We will finally get back to making things. :)…
The Conservative Strategy
"The conservative strategy is to starve the beast as the only hope of preserving their freedom and their culture. In that context, their approach is entirely rational: in the battle between the public intellectual who would undermine their culture, and th…
Ten Curious Questions About Canadian Social Signaling
So the answer is pretty obvious. Canadians act like happy people, because they are. They live privileged lives in a privileged country. How else should they act? It's odd. I can walk around Moscow, Paris, Istanbul, or rural Hungary and understand the …