In many ways, conservatism is more liberal than liberalism. Marxism just bypasses the whole debate — but if it has an affinity with one side or the other, it is not clear that side is liberalism. Edmund Burke. Karl Marx stands between Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant. There is nothing wrong about bypassing the culture … Continue reading Conservative Marxism: A sketch
The Quincy Institute is a disgrace to the left
The Quincy Institute is critiqued by ‘the worst people’ who claim to be left-wing. Let me take the crown for that. The Quincy Institute is a disgrace to the cause of peace and prosperity in the twenty-first century. Here is why. The provocation. How could I refuse? The Quincy Institute thinks America and China can … Continue reading The Quincy Institute is a disgrace to the left
Gender is completely meaningless. That’s why we need it.
A lot of critiques of existing divisions of gender roles take for granted the meaningfulness of the term 'gender'. The critiques merely inflate or deflate the meaning, but take for granted the idea that gender can have any meaning at all. Even 'post-gender' accounts seem to take for granted the substantial character of gender performance. … Continue reading Gender is completely meaningless. That’s why we need it.
Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen, and the War to End Slavery
The televisual series Game of Thrones is striking for none other than its main character’s quest east of Westeros to end the ancient slave system and enlist the free slaves in a war to reconquer Westeros and return power to the people. Game of Thrones and the war to end slavery. The idea is striking … Continue reading Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen, and the War to End Slavery