The New Abnormal

by Robert Gressis ___ I suspect that there’s a displaced desire for conflict animating a lot of political junkies: we can’t very well go and raid another tribe anymore, so we settle for destroying them in discourse. This is a rather preferable arrangement: both sides can leave a political debate telling themselves they have destroyed... Continue Reading →

[Some More] Advice for the Democrats on the Presidential Campaign

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Now that we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic, I trust that it is clear why Donald Trump must not be re-elected.  The lack of curiosity; the tic-like self-promotion; the persecution complex; the weird logorrhea; the juvenile baiting and pissing contests; the fundamental lack of any substantial conviction… ... Continue Reading →

New Year (and Decade) Musings

by Daniel A. Kaufman _____ (1) The devastating defeat of Labour by the Tories in the recent British election, when added to Trump's victory over the Democrats in 2016, indicates that the current liberal/Left-wing coalitions one finds in the US/Britain are no longer viable when it comes to nationwide political contests. (2) If the Democrats... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Not a Cosmo-Globalist and other Musings of a Politically Homeless Philosopher

by Daniel A. Kaufman __ Extensive reading and numerous discussions about the recent UK election and its significance for the United States, as well as an argument with my friend and colleague, Massimo Pigliucci, on Twitter has forced me to confront the fact that I am more politically homeless than I have ever been. (1)... Continue Reading →

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