Monthly Archives: March 2008

Politics (part 2)

Here’s a different analogy, meant to be a little closer to the truth than the last one. Imagine a tough neighborhood, say in the Bronx. The police are all on permanent holiday. Chaos ensues — rioting, looting, etc. — but … Continue reading

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Politics (part 1)

I have been reading Tom Barnett’s latest book, Blueprint for Action (see his blog here). He is much more hawkish than I have been, but then again knows a helluva lot more than I do about the international situation. It’s … Continue reading

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Understanding Rationalism – best seller!

I’m pleased to report that Understanding Rationalism is now in the top 409,000 in sales at amazon.com! Woo-hoo! When will the movie be out?!

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Political info site

I have been looking for a site that provides meaty information about Presidential candidates’ views, and this might be it. You can see the voting records and summaries of remarks made by each candidate on various issues. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Nz book update

The Nz book is coming along. I have a draft of the “Overture,” which is an overview of his life and philosophy; a draft of “Act I,” which is about the misty romantic metaphysics lying being Birth of Tragedy and … Continue reading

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Parable

Once there was a man in a forest with a hammer, nails, and 23 pieces of lumber. The forest was thick and it was hard to see through it. So he started hammering some of the lumber onto a nearby … Continue reading

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Cultural studies killing literature

Here is an interesting review of a book which links up to the question of culture. Apparently, the book claims that academics in cultural studies have brought a kind of “democracy” to the study of culture, which is good in … Continue reading

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