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Some Interesting Questions

Billy Beck, whose essential thinking on the War on Terror I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to distil from his writing, asked some good questions back in June.

However interesting his questions are, he’s yet to seriously consider the crucial one: does liberty have a dog in this fight? Or: […]

Yes

Billy Beck has written an outstanding post on a topic that I’ve shied away from, simply because its implications are so large, and I hardly feel up to the task of folding them all out and making beautiful origami from them.

Anyhow, Billy points out that values are radically individual in their genesis, and […]

The Myth of Progress

I watched The Pianist last night, and it put me in a particular misanthropic mood I recognize. I last experienced it years ago as I read through the comments book at the end of my last visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The comments in the book, reading between the […]

If the average man is made in God’s image, then a man such as Beethoven or Aristotle is plainly superior to God, and so God may be jealous of him, and eager to see his superiority perish with his bodily frame. All animal breeders know how difficult it is to maintain a […]