False Dichotomies, the Common Good, and the Future of Conservatism

Sep 10, 2019 by

by Ryan T Anderson, Public Discourse: In a series of high-profile exchanges, conservatives are returning to first principles, reconsidering how best to protect and promote human dignity and the common good. This is to be applauded. Still, the way in which this reconsideration is taking place should itself be reconsidered. The typical framing of the debate runs something like this. Either you support a substantive, morally informed conception of the political common good, or you support the...

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Harari’s hypocrisy and why Christians can be just the same

Aug 7, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea. The Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari is this generation’s ‘must have’ writer if you want to show just how in touch you are with modern society. His Sapiens and Homo Deus have sold, and continue to sell in their millions. He is the guru of the techno elites from Bill Gates to the current masters of Google and others in Silicon Valley. Sapiens gives us a history of humanity from an evolutionary perspective. It’s basic thesis is that that there have been three...

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Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwin’s theories

Aug 4, 2019 by

by Jennifer Kabbany, The College Fix: ‘The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain’ David Gelernter, a famed Yale University professor, has publicly renounced his belief in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, calling it a “beautiful idea” that has been effectively disproven. Gelernter, who is known for predicting the World Wide Web and has developed many complex computing tools over the years, is today a professor of computer science at Yale, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds...

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The Long March of Individualism Comes To A Juddering Halt

Jun 23, 2019 by

by Niall McCrae, Human Events: The world is seeing a realignment towards collectivist ideals. Individualism has gone global, but the trend may not hold. According to a recent study of 78 countries by Santos, Varnum, and Grossmann, individualism has never been more widespread. Measuring variables such as household size, solitary living, divorce rate, favoring of friends over family, and emphasis on independence and self-expression, the authors attributed this trend to a burgeoning middle class...

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Roger Scruton with Jordan Peterson: Free speech is life itself

May 4, 2019 by

4from The Conservative Woman: TO complete our week of Roger Scruton ‘republications’ which we have been posting to share and communicate his enlightened philosophy of conservatism, we have chosen a conversation between him and that other courageous intellectual, Jordan Peterson. Moderated by Dr Stephen Blackwood, and introduced by Professor Douglas Hedley, it was presented by the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and Ralston College, Savannah, last November in Cambridge. It is called...

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The appalling treatment of Sir Roger Scruton

Apr 11, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips: The shocking character assassination and sacking of Sir Roger Scruton is beyond belief. Scruton, Britain’s pre-eminent philosopher, was interviewed by the New Statesman for its current issue. The interviewer, deputy editor George Eaton, tweeted that Scruton’s remarks were “outrageous”. What was outrageous, however, was the use Eaton made of them. For he tweeted about what Scruton had said: “On Hungarian Jews: ‘Anybody who doesn’t think that there’s a Soros empire in...

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