Unknown Chinese Figure

I love language, but have yet to find a book that gives the 30,000 foot perspective. Still, I am finding some good stuff online… A reddit post worth a gander: Say a chinese man is reading a text out loud. He finds a character he doesn’t know. Does he have a clue what the pronunciation…

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The ideological framework of “national unity” is taken to the point that “this country,” “society,” or “our system of government” is set up as an object of gratitude for “the freedoms we enjoy.” Only the most unpatriotic notice that our liberties, far from being granted to us by a generous and benevolent government, were won…

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Should Ron Paul Be President?

It doesn’t prove anything, but it is interesting to ponder nonetheless: It is unimportant if it was a coordinated effort or a result of status quo bias that led to the media ignoring Paul, but he was likely the only person who could have beat Barack Obama in the 2012 election. Democracy cannot work, and…

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Marx Is Being Revivified

The political left has long toed the line between Marxism and Western democratic socialism. In the past century, almost to the year, the entire political paradigm has been dragged toward communitarianism gradually but immensely. Even those considering themselves on the political right support programs that put the needs of the many above the needs of…

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A God who did not abolish suffering–worse, a God who abolished sin precisely by suffering–is a scandal to the modern mind.

– Peter Kreeft

Objectifying Women

This video is interesting, of course, but I have a thought: Is it possible, at all, to not objectify anyone? I am not sure it is, and while many men of limited frontal lobe use are over the top about it, we all do it and it is essentially unavoidable… Huh. On the other side…

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