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Not an Emergency, but a Suicide Attempt

Are our current economic problems an emergency?  Politicians in both parties have said so and claimed that we have to abandon principles, act for the sake of action, and when those actions fail we must blindly act again. In The … Continue reading

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The Cult of Thrasymachus

In Plato’s Republic Socrates rhetorically dispatches the political doctrine of Thrasymachus, who asserted that justice is what is good for the strong.  Today, Thrasymachus’ thesis animates President Obama’s agenda and the very notion of American democracy.  Instead of Plato’s idealistic … Continue reading

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