Tag: Identity Politics

  • How to Lose an Election that You Should Win in a Fucking Landslide

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ To his credit, Joe Biden has been running a brilliant campaign…by not running one. Other than for a brief moment at the Democratic National Convention, one rarely ever sees or hears from the man, which is ideal for two reasons: first, Biden can barely put together a coherent sentence and…

  • [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… …

  • Wider Than Science, Deeper Than Politics

    by Mark English I once came across a cartoon from the early 20th century depicting a street scene with everyone – pedestrians, business people and even a cart-horse – looking puzzled and slightly confused. The wording of the caption I have forgotten, but it was along the lines that the theory of relativity had suddenly…

  • Peak Woke Philosophy

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ After bearing witness to the train wreck that was the “White Paper on Publication Ethics,” I was convinced that woke philosophy couldn’t possibly get any worse.  I was wrong, of course, and in hindsight, it was foolish of me even to have imagined such a thing.  After all, I had…

  • Of White Papers and Jumping the Shark

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ When one hears the expression “white paper,” one thinks of a document of great historic significance, typically issued by a government.  Winston Churchill’s famous 1922 white paper clarifying the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which set in motion a series of events that changed the face of the Middle East, immediately comes…

  • Classical Marxism, the Frankfurt School, and Contemporary Identity Politics

    by Daniel A. Kaufman My dialogue with Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago, on classical Marxism, the Frankfurt School, and contemporary Identity Politics.  Originally aired on MeaningofLife.TV, July 31. https://youtu.be/PyQDKOrmQpI