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Jordan Peterson, #MeToo and his Darwinian God

What makes Peterson exceptional, and feared by a flaccid establishment, is his readiness to acknowledge that the attempt to bring it all together within a single conceptual framework amounts to a “fruitful catastrophe.” There is “always something left over that … Continue reading

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Liberalism: A Joke, Literally

Regardless of how powerful or democratic the organization, how sophisticated Facebook’s algorithm, or commendable your religious or secular orthodoxy, the sociological structure these measures provide can’t be relied upon to take us All The Way. As Patrick Deneen commented when promoting Why Liberalism Failed, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Unwitting Champion of Art

And yet, in a very Real sense, the content-free half-knowledge of his quasi-existentialism is more orientated toward the truth than the words and deeds of a bunch of smug pretenders content to either deny or suppress the spiritual nature of … Continue reading

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Liberalism Isn’t Woke Enough

We in the West can have the kind of world we want as soon as we choose to take responsibility for wanting it enough, unreliant on political ideology and Godlike power. This is what we signed up for. This is … Continue reading

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JBP & Super Rugby Snowflakes

 A few neurosurgeons, lawyers, pious media hacks and overprotective parents who have told their private school headmaster little Angus won’t be playing until “something is done” about safety, are not representative of your market. Those clamouring to listen to and … Continue reading

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Trump, Jesus and the Evangelicals

God forbid, Trump is not the subversive figure described by Andrew Sullivan. But he is the next best thing when confused, self-important elites are hopelessly out of touch. He senses America’s epic journey toward moral perfection involves a climax far too sublime … Continue reading

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GOP and Golden Globes

This article, published in The American Conservative, argues the Republican Party can’t win a political battle with Democrats because it lacks the conviction. In the end, the “revolution is moral, or not at all.”

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Thinking In Public

Here is an excellent review from Jon Baskin of “Thinking In Public” by Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft. It asks what is the value/purpose of the public intellectual. Can our thoughts be useful in a political sense?  What role does philosophy play … Continue reading

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A Radical Take on Radical Skepticism

There is no applicable-to-all Solution to life. And a good thing, too. Human dignity depends on us figuring things out for ourselves. That said, reason doesn’t have to be hopeless in a big picture sense. The purpose of critical thought … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage is about Politics, not Love and Acceptance

My latest article, published in the Australian Financial Review and Online Opinion

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