Category Archives: Ethics and morality

Is this doing battle or shooting oneself in the foot?

This is from Andrew Klavan: The Attack on ‘Julius Caesar’ Was Wrong in Every Way. The question is, was it wrong in every way or not wrong in any way at all? Here’s his article. There was a lot of … Continue reading

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Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing

Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look … Continue reading

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Get angry? Why? Angry at whom?

Janet Albrechtsen has an otherwise excellent op-ed in the Australian this morning. First Islamic terrorists chose to kill Jews in their homeland and beyond. Then they murdered Americans working in New York’s tall buildings. They murdered people travelling on London … Continue reading

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I need some urgent advice

I am heading off to California and while I am at Stanford for a couple of days I expect I will see the person who I have known longer than anyone else in the whole of my life. But he … Continue reading

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Rabbi Sacks on The Mutation of Antisemitism

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality | 34 Comments

Now what and where does it go from here?

Where are the positives in bombing Syria? Sort of diminishes the story that Russia had hacked the election to ensure that Trump would win. Kind of cuts the feet beneath the Democrats since they are the type of people who … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, International | 116 Comments

Keeping their eye on you

I don’t know whether this was what Trump intended but the stories about Russian hacking the election have gone absolutely dead, as have almost all stories related to Obama having placed some kind of phone surveillance on Donald Trump himself. … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left | 59 Comments

Michael Novak 1933-2017

If you don’t know the work of Michael Novak, let me recommend his writings to you, especially his Spirit of Democratic Capitalism which had a big influence on me. This is a memoriam titled The Soul of Democratic Capitalism which … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and conservative values

What would they know about the meaning of conservative? First we have Paul Kelly writing his column with the heading Conservative principles and values are being trashed. And then there’s Brian Loughnane with this as the highlighted quote from his … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, Philosophy, Politics | 38 Comments

Enlightenment principles

This statement is from an exhibit in the Arts Museum in Aarhus and captures the values of the enlightenment in a way that spells them out so that they can be understood in the times in which we live.

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