Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fair Questions: What Are the Tenets of Conservatism?

Recently I was asked to explain what demarcates conservatism as a political philosophy from other political philosophies.  As a disclaimer, I must admit that I am not a conservative.  This is not a defense of conservatism. Nor is it an … Continue reading

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Thinking It Through: Transnational Democratic Socialist Utopia

I like to think things through, and while I’m certainly not perfect at it given my cognitive limitations, interesting insights do arise on occasion.  There are some people who genuinely believe that a transnational democratic socialist utopia is impossible.  They … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: What sort of liberty is that?

The Question During a recent conversation regarding the NSA’s collection of metadata from phone records,  I expressed confusion as to why people were surprised by it.  To my understanding, this has been legal for years, and I made an offhand … Continue reading

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Privacy and Security: Why not both?

One of the remarks made by the President regarding the recently leaked NSA programs that some folks are somehow surprised about speaks to the longstanding concerns in American political discourse about the balance between security and privacy.  President Obama is … Continue reading

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