Monthly Archives: March 2014

What to Do About Personal Verbal Attacks?

I am often asked by people how they should handle personal attacks by those they are forced to interact with? Those who they can’t simply walk away from and never see again, which is sometimes my preferred option. These people can … Continue reading

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Why Study Philosophy? Clancy Martin and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s Answer

I loved this review by Clancy Martin of the book by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away” at: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/04/playing-with-plato/358633/ It contains two really good quotes that I would focus on, though reading the whole article … Continue reading

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Adam Smith (1723-1790) Top Ten Conflict Tips

As part of our continued exploration of conservative thinkers, I thought it would be good to produce one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips on the founder of modern conservative economics Adam Smith, though one should always note that conservatives … Continue reading

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BCE-65) Top Ten Conflict Tips

Nassim Taleb in his book Anti-Fragile that I will soon post on, is very keen on the Roman Philosopher and Stoic Seneca, and so I thought it time we did a one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips on Seneca True … Continue reading

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Trickle Sideways Economics: Han-Joon Chang and Me Too

I liked the sentiment behind this post from South Korean economist Han-Joon Chang of the non-delusional, non-Chicago free market fundamentalist variety: And I built on it a bit: We have heard so much over the years of trickle down economics: that … Continue reading

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Edmund Burke’s (1729-1797) Top Twenty Conflict Tips

In the spirit of continuing to take a look at traditional conservatism, I thought it would be fun to construct one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips (although we found we could not do it with less than twenty) on the founder of … Continue reading

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Edmund Burke and Real Conservatism by David Frum

From our friend Michael Walsh, a great piece from David Frum on the real conservative foundations in Edmund Burke. http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/06/opinion/frum-conservative-burke-today/ The conservatism of recent days has been a conservatism of radical individualism: a politics that sees its job as protecting … Continue reading

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