Gore Vidal is an icon in the mainstream educated left (not the MSNBC version we see on TV), and he has done an admirable job in many publications of remaining even, thoughtful, and respectable as a reporter and thinker. One of his more interesting undertakings was his work with Timothy McVeigh, interviewing the terrorist and…Details
Your lecture of the week this week offers insight and commentary into the Catholic Just War Theory: Over the centuries theologians, philosophers, and political scientists have looked to Just War Theory to help them determine when and how war should be waged. First developed by St. Augustine, Just War Theory continues to dominate discussions on…Details
I find myself neatly aligned against both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but many friends support Israel. Fine. Know what you support, the bombing of first responders after an initial hit:
God, save us.
Your lecture of the week this week is a debate of a panel of all stars. Is Catholic Just War Theory correct or should we assume a complete pacifist position concerning war and self defense? Or do all of these guys miss the point and does Just War Theory render us so close to pacifism…Details
Bob Murphy NAILS IT: A well-known free-market economist recently submitted an essay to me, asking that I publish it on my blog. Let me reproduce a sample of it and then tell you how I answered him: The continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies has prompted soul-searching among economists. They have looked to…Details