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Can Machines Be Manly?

May 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Can Machines Be Manly?

Since I grew up in the jagged concrete and steel environs of the Bronx, the prospect of camping seemed not only alien but downright uncomfortable.
Even worse, my youthful experience…

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Strauss Vs Nietzsche: The Problem of Christianity Within Modernity

May 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Strauss Vs Nietzsche: The Problem of Christianity Within Modernity

There has been a tradition of scholarship on Leo Strauss that has emphasized his philosophical kinship with Nietzsche. some have used this comparison as means to criticize Strauss’ project as…

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How Modern Is Marriage?

May 1, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
How Modern Is Marriage?

Every discussion of gay marriage should begin with a recognition of its historical radicalness, its exceptionality. Heterosexual marriage has been the fundamental unit of human sociability for thousands of years,…

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Bush’s Humble Dignity

April 29, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Bush’s Humble Dignity

After a prolonged absence from the public eye, George Bush is once again hot topic of discussion. The recent dedication of his presidential library has prompted a widespread reconsideration of…

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Kerry On Benghazi Scandal: Whatever

April 26, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Kerry On Benghazi Scandal: Whatever

Sometimes the partisan split in the US is so deep and vast it seems as if two alternate realities coexist, destined never to commingle. Today’s principal example is the massive…

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Happy Earth Day, Whatever That Means

April 23, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Happy Earth Day, Whatever That Means

We just witnessed the passing of another Earth Day, the forty-third of its kind. Every year since 1970, environmental activists and their coreligionists celebrate the holiest day on the eco-calendar,…

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The Banality of Double Speak, Not Evil

April 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Banality of Double Speak, Not Evil

On the rare occasion undiluted evil shows itself in the full light of day, you’d think it would make front page news. Still, the Gosnell trial, a grisly tale of…

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Barney Frank, Opportunist

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Barney Frank, Opportunist

Continuing his indefatigable quest to keep kindled the fires of political cynicism, Barney Frank said the following regarding the Boston Marathon bombings:
“In this terrible situation, let’s be very grateful…

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The Classic Roast As Love Fest

April 12, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Classic Roast As Love Fest

Just recently, I participated in a classic “roast” of my best friend in honor of his 40th birthday. It was his idea to assemble his closest friends to pulverize him…

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Gay Marriage, Social Experiment

March 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Gay Marriage, Social Experiment

Journalists have been straining to depict the current debate over the legal status of gay marriage as a redux of the Scopes trial: progress pitted against prejudice, science against tradition.…

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