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+ The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has to-day all the exhilaration of a vice. Moral truisms have been so much disputed that they have begun to sparkle like so many brilliant paradoxes. And especially (in this age of egoistic idealism) there is about one who defends humility something inexpressibly rakish. –…

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Weekly Reflection – A Tinkerbell God?

Let’s try to refocus this thing. If we are to find virtue, it will be a positive taking, not the mere avoiding of governmental and political vice that is so often the topic of SNV posts. I hope that I can find the time and subject matter to do a reflection every Sunday, and this…

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My [Second] Biggest Pet Peeve

Second only to consequentialists, the political & moral apathy of the general public drives me up the wall. While the Republic is burning, many of my (often very intelligent) friends are worried about Snooki’s latest hairdo and 16 and Pregnant. Robert Higgs has noticed too: Fourteen things in which many Americans have an interest: shirking on…

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Clearing My Desktop

Here are all of the things I have been meaning to post but have not yet had the time… If the face is the window to the conscious mind, a few psychologists have cracked the code. Sylvan S. Tomkins and Paul Ekman spent years decoding the face, and deduced far more about human emotion made…

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