Why Democracy [& Therefore Western Civ] Failed

Via a book review by Steven Pinker: In experiments beginning in the late 1960s, the psychologist Walter Mischel tormented preschoolers with the agonizing choice of one marshmallow now or two marshmallows 15 minutes from now. When he followed up decades later, he found that the 4-year-olds who waited for two marshmallows turned into adults who…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – August Edition, Volume 3

A few areas of concern… Environmentalism:  As it turns out, it seems the U.S. has the greatest amount of combined energy resources on earth.  Warfare: It is not conservative to start or defend pre-emptive or preventative war. “Security”: A federal appeals court recently ruled that the state laws prohibiting you from recording cops are unconstitutional.…

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