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  • Understanding Charlottesville

    The events of the last 5 days have been some of the most extraordinary in recent times. It all started Saturday. American Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the decision taken by the city to remove...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Why You Are NOT An Anti-Muslim Bigot

    Hate comes in many forms. There is race hate, religious hate, gender hate, and LGBT hate. People are right to condemn it when they see it. But some people extend such objections to realms of inquiry and...

    • Posted August 4, 2017
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  • Are You An Elitist?

    No group is more hated, despised, and pilloried in America today than the elites. The elites seem to be public enemy number one. Every social problem, from the growth in inequality to the war in Afghanistan, has...

    • Posted July 14, 2017
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  • Why We Are Looking More Alike—And What It Means

    I spent the Easter weekend in Oxford, England. Before leaving, I took the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum that is attached to the town’s world-famous university. It contained an impressive exhibition on evolution. There was...

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • Why Bullshit Matters

    The prevalence of bullshit is one of the most salient features of contemporary society. It is not a stretch to say that the election of Trump or someone like him was inevitable. The endless promotion and celebration...

    • Posted March 23, 2017
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  • 4 Ideas For A High Culture Christmas

    Every Christmas it’s the same damn thing. You buy presents for loved ones, get drunk at office parties, and drink loads of eggnog and hot chocolate. The routine is simple and basic; it is one you’ve been...

    • Posted December 1, 2016
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  • How To Defend Your Tastes

    How To Defend Your Tastes There is no accounting for tastes—so goes the old cliché. You may nevertheless find your tastes challenged by snobs and others who think themselves superior to you in selecting food, drink, books,...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
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