Monthly Archives: July 2015

Human Nature Contra Ayn Rand…

A tentative proposal to future strategists: attack a person or group whose interests do not align with the interests of your real foes, in the hope that in defending them they will compromise their own ideals or ambitions. It is … Continue reading

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On “Seeing Through”…

Imagine two people so benighted as to think that a window was a painting. If another person realised that the objects it displayed were not created out of paint they would be smart enough to have “seen through” this delusion, … Continue reading

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Nightmares of an Eminent Person…

Ray Monk’s biography of Bertrand Russell’s later life, The Ghosts of Madness, is among the most depressing books that I have ever read. For readers who think of Russell as the twinkly grandfather of liberal humanism it will come as … Continue reading

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