America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be

An essay today in Salon Magazine titled “America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be” made a connection between Harry Frankfurt‘s book, On Bullshit, —the subject of my last post—and the policies of family separation and forced sterilization employed by the Trump regime. It is a worthwhile read. … Continue reading America’s crimes against humanity aren’t on the ballot this year — but they should be

Everything Is Meaningless – But That’s Okay

(Originally published at 3 Quarks Daily. Reprinted by permission.) by Charlie Huenemann What would it be for life to have a “meaning”? What does it mean when people say life is meaningful? I’m not sure, so let’s start with smaller, more obviously meaningful things. Better yet, let’s start with some meaningless things.

“How Trump May Save the Republic,” But Not in the Way Bret Stephens Thinks

I was amused by Bret Stephen’s op-ed in the May 13th edition of The New York Times, “How Trump May Save the Republic.” As Stephen’s puts it: “His views are often malevolent, and his conduct might ultimately prove criminal. But we, too, are protected, for a time, by the enormity of his stupidity.” (Yes, this is … Continue reading “How Trump May Save the Republic,” But Not in the Way Bret Stephens Thinks