Monthly Archives: August 2014

My Political Principles: Methods & Madness

Anyone who boldly waded through Part I, Part II, and Part III of my relatively brief explication of my political principles might have been left with the impression that I could not have come to these conclusions by the usual routes.  … Continue reading

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Depression and Suicide: Diseases or Choices?

The recent death of Robin Williams, an actor and comedian whose performances I enjoyed in a number of films, but particularly in What Dreams May Come, has re-spawned a not so great debate over whether depression is a disease or … Continue reading

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Your Politics Are Pathological

…and so are mine. We all have a tendency to take our own personality pathologies and impose them on our political views to one degree or another.  For example, many conservatives apply their change-averse pathology to their political views. Many progressives … Continue reading

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My Political Principles: Part III

In the third installment of my explanation of my political philosophy, I discuss the most technical and unusual part of my views and some of the reasons for them.  It may help to have read Part I and Part II before reading … Continue reading

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My Political Principles: Part II

In this portion of my explanation of my political principles, I want to briefly lay out how I think a polity (political entity) arises, is rationally understandable, and continues to exist most effectively.  It may be helpful to read the … Continue reading

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My Political Principles: Part I

I often do political analysis in the course of my blogging, but rarely do I dive straight in and lay my cards on the table.  In large part, that’s because my political philosophy is quite obscure and consequently difficult to … Continue reading

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