Category Archives: Politics

Easily Confused (60) Dehumanization

Dehumanization of Jews in Nazi propaganda: (Source: Der Giftpilz by Ernst Hiemer, published in Germany in 1938.) Dehumanization of Syrian refugees by Donald Trump: All that reading of Nazi literature really left its mark.

Posted in Elections, History, Holocaust, Politics, Syria, US election 2016, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Intellectuals for Trump”

I wanted to make a joke about there not being any “Intellectuals for Trump” group, but just to make sure, I did a quick search. And there really is an “Intellectuals for Trump” page on Facebook. It’s nothing serious and … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Facebook, Politics, Travel, US election 2016, USA | Tagged | 2 Comments

George Bush Sr. and Ronald Reagan on Immigration and a Fence with Mexico

Posted in Elections, History, Immigration Law, Politics, US election 2016, USA | Tagged | Leave a comment

National Pride

As Arthur Schopenhauer wrote in Parerga und Paralipomena: On the other hand, the cheapest form of pride is national pride; for the man affected therewith betrays a want of individual qualities of which he might be proud, since he would not … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, UK | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The end of Gary Johnson

Even worse than not knowing a city that has been in the news for the past five years (and a city so famous and historically important that you might have heard of it in high school) is the naive suggestion that … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Elections, Politics, Syria, US election 2016, USA | Tagged , | 36 Comments

War and Peace

In his autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission, which concluded the time before World War I and was published before World War II, Winston Churchill takes this lesson from the Boer Wars: Let us learn our lessons. Never, never, never believe any … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Military, Politics, UK | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Money in Politics

In his autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission, Winston Churchill recounts his first attempt to run for a seat in the House of Commons, the democratic half of the British Parliament. Early in November [1898] I paid a visit … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Economics, Elections, History, Politics, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment