Category Archives: Politics

America: “Out of Many, One”

The motto of our nation is E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”), and one can’t exaggerate the extent to which this motto defines America in all phases of its history. Many intellectuals, most prominent among them Locke, influenced the political … Continue reading

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A Boricua Ponders the Rise of White Supremacy

Hatred never ceases through hatred. Hatred only ceases through love. This is the eternal rule. – Siddhartha Buddha, in the Dhammapada The man who best knows how to meet external threats makes into one family all the creatures he can; … Continue reading

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On the Difference Between Parrhesia and Plain Trolling

Bill Maher has always championed liberal values–though not the mooshy kind of people that are afraid to have their feelings hurt–and has always been an outspoken free-speech fundamentalist. True to his values, Maher had troll Milo Yiannopoulos as a guest on his … Continue reading

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La Gauche Nietzschéene

See Will to Power Reasonings I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII Shortly after the last US election, I published a blog on how the Left could reinvent itself in an age hostile to identity politics. This evaluation of Nietzschean … Continue reading

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Raif Badawi, on Saudi Arabia’s Notorious Intolerance

We should not hide that fact that Muslims in Saudi Arabia not only disrespect the beliefs of others, but also charge them with infidelity. – Raif Badawi, imprisoned Saudi secular blogger

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Fidel Castro’s Legacy

After the death of any great historical figure, people conduct assessments of their achievements and failings. In the case of Fidel Castro’s legacy, the emotional reactions can be very strong on all sides of the political spectrum, even beyond the Cuban exiled community. One … Continue reading

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On Building a New Left

I wrote about the American Right in a recent post … but it’s the Left I’m worried about in the post-election mayhem. A recent Las Indias blog titled El fin de la izquierda posmoderna hit the nail in the head as far as I’m … Continue reading

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