Tag Archives: Political Philosophy

Antidisestablishmentarianism.

Antidisestablishmentarianism. I’ve always wanted to have use for this longest-of-words word. When I first overheard it spoken – probably by my elders in mere cynical derision of overwrought terminology – I was in the fourth grade. I understood only two … Continue reading

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Considering the Sundance Film, Settlers

Here’s a thought that I’ve never had before, and I’m wondering if historians have ventured into the territory: we cannot psychologically distinguish between Hitler, exterminator-of-millions, and Hitler, political force. But there’s a benefit to reading Hitler’s politics, including his seizure … Continue reading

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In Defense of Obstruction and Delay

In March of 2013, Americans were reminded of a little used, but of late oft-threatened, quirk of political procedure in the American Senate. Rand Paul (R-KY) reached into his senators’ toolkit and pulled out the filibuster. He spoke for over … Continue reading

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A Moral Duty to Use UAVs

Disclaimer: Because I can only write with some measure of authority from the perspective of ethics and critical reasoning – my background is in philosophy generally and ethics in particular – I am setting aside issues related to national and … Continue reading

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The Failures of Libertarianism :: The Failures of Communism

Libertarianism, most simply put, is a set of commitments that emphasize freedoms from interferences on the part of the government. One of the ideals to which libertarianism is committed seems to be a kind of true American ideal: if a … Continue reading

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