The Embargo of the Bad Guys

As an illustration of the multivalence of human identity, and the unnecessary perplexities that can result from a failure to honestly heed and aptly characterize the human condition — call it the awareness of the total taxonomy of humanity — consider Da Vinci. I...

De-Hyphenate America Now!

While you’re squaring away your time management arrangements for the new fall semester and booting up for your next post, I’ll take this opportunity to address another topic sidelined a while back.  Since its subject is nuclear weapons — and Ballistic Kim has just...

The Just Lunch

Before addressing your latest post, I’d like to look at some of the topics left over from last week. Concerning the idea of the “just war,” I want to reconsider that concept, this time from the vantage point of what logicians call an analogical argument. Consider the...

War Virtue

Whenever I see anyone begin anything with the word “morality,” I immediately reach for Nietzsche in the library of my mind.  But, of course, even as my arm shot out, I continued reading your post. I didn’t even have the book all the way off the shelf before I...

Nuclear Nonchalance

Since we’re not at Defcon 1 but Defcon 4 — “nuclear tranquility” —and, therefore, since “we the people” — or at least me with Whitmanesque amplitude — feel no imminent need for a nuclear tit for tat with anyone, I decline to hysterically tuck and kiss, or...

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