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Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk

Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (6-29-00) https://t.co/4NX5cAgFkA — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) June 29, 2020 Here are some highlights from this 2020 book: * A once-​enthusiastic participant in the online culture wars recently reflected on his history of … Continue reading

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Bite the Hand That Feeds You: Essays and Provocations by Henry Fairlie

Here are some highlights from the late essayist at The New Republic: * Parliament still unites freedom and order in a way which is the envy of the world, and probably its hope. [LF: Does parliament unite freedom and order … Continue reading

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Most News Is Unimportant

On a scale of 1-10, with 1 representing reality TV and 10 representing nuclear cataclysm, I think of Covid-19 as a 7 (I think before it is done it will likely take away millions of years of quality of life … Continue reading

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Constitutional Dictatorship: Its Dangers and Its Design

From Yale University: “I’m the commander-see, I don’t need to explain-I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but … Continue reading

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NYT: CARL J. FRIEDRICH DIES AT 83; INFLUENTIAL HARVARD PROFESSOR

Joseph Berger wrote in 1983 for the New York Times: Having lived in an era which saw the rise of Nazism and the spread of Communism, Dr. Friedrich sometimes took a dour view of the human inclination for freedom. In … Continue reading

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