JOHN LOCKE
For Fancy Racists, Classical Liberalism Offers Respect, Intrigue
A new, old idea is bubbling up at the nation's cocktail parties.
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ZACHARY D. CARTER
In Defense of Western Civilization
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RICHARD FINGER
The Irony of Western Individualism
The idea that "the self is an illusion" has become the bien pensant common sense of the day in many educated circles in the West. I think this is profoundly misguided, but I can see why it seems so compelling. In the English language, nouns label things while verbs label the things that they do. If you mistook this linguistic quirk for a deep philosophical truth then you would of course conclude that the self doesn't exist, because there is no single thing that "I" or "you" refers to. That is because on close examination "I" turns out to be a verb disguised as a noun.
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JULIAN BAGGINI
Against Solitary Confinement
Don't get me wrong: The most immoral prisoner has earned his government-sponsored home. Quite thoroughly. But by treating him in an inhumane manner that extends beyond confinement, we too become all too human. We too commit a moral wrong.
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MICHAEL SHAMMAS
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This Land Is Your Land -- Can a Democracy Be All It Can Be Without the Possibility of Property Ownership for All?
Jefferson believed that the common good and the individual good are interlaced. If so, then society itself suffers right along with the individuals that comprise it when they are left out. In America today, home ownership is increasingly out of reach of ordinary Americans.
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CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS
The Politics of the Fourth of July From Musical Theatre
As we approach the celebration of America's 239th year of independence, Americans can learn about their revolutionary past from many sources, including an unexpected one: musical theatre.
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ROBERT J. SPITZER
The Morning Email
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How Liberalism Is Undoing Itself
NOTTINGHAM, England -- A new, rootless oligarchy now combines impersonal technocracy with a manipulative populism, while holding in contempt the genuine priorities of most people.
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JOHN MILBANK
Private Property and Inequity
As I eat dinner with my wife and our two young boys in our home in Winston-Salem, I think about how there might be more childhood hunger in our city than anywhere else in our country. How can we allow that horrific reality to occur in such a wealthy place?
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JOEL TAUBER
On William Blake's 'Newton'
Scientists are not blind to the beauty of the world. When I see an image such as the one taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that was dubbed "The Rose," I believe that I am as capable to appreciate its exquisitely complex elegance as any artist.
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MARIO LIVIO
Saving the World, DIY-Style
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CRAIG NEWMARK
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