Should We Argue?

Agreeable Burden (William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1895) A previous post “On Belief and Skepticism,” elicited this response from a reader: … I too am a dedicated skeptic, but find it difficult sometimes to “disagree without being disagreeable.” Many people I disagree with most fundamentally are the ones I love most profoundly. Do you maintain close relationships with … Continue reading Should We Argue?

Should You Move Out of the USA if Possible?

The good advice (original title: Le bon conseil), by Jean-Baptiste Madou. There are many considerations here: one’s age, occupation, income, family status, foreign language abilities, potential destination, etc. Clearly moving to Central Africa would be unwise but what about moving to a country notably better than the US in terms of happiness?

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