Category Archives: Bertrand Russell

Dependency, Civilization and Survival Revisited


Which are the Eloi and which is the Morlock? I’m from the Government and want to help eat you. While re-reading H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, I remembered this post from September of last year (written before the Democrat national convention) and … Continue reading

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Trust — but Verify — Governmental Statements and Actions


If verification is not seriously attempted, lies will go unnoticed. More lies will follow. That’s one difference Benghazi makes now. What difference does it make? On May 5th, President Obama delivered an address to the graduating class at Ohio State … Continue reading

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Libruls and Progressives vs. Liberals


This is a very short post because Pat Condell said what I have tried to say. He said it better and here’s his video. There is little I can add to this video, beyond (a) that it explains better than … Continue reading

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China and North Korea: A Tangled Partnership


Do we know what’s happening? Probably not. But historical context may help. The following article from Stratfor, republished with permission, provides useful historical context for the current situations in Korea and its usual (apparent) ally, China. It spans many centuries. The … Continue reading

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Who and What is that Obama Person, Anyway?


Few know and they aren’t telling us. All we know for sure is that someone  wrote his semi-fictional (auto?) biography, that he tells us things that are often untrue and harmful and that he frequently does harmful things. Is this … Continue reading

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Enlightened self-interest and international relations


In theory, it may beat commonly praised alternatives. But to what extent can we rely on it in practice? Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872 – 1970) was a British mathematician and philosopher. He wrote prolifically in both disciplines … Continue reading

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Higher education? Higher than what?


It’s not what it’s cracked up to be and often it’s not about learning. This article by Clayton Cramer, published by Pajamas Media on May 24th, suggests some of the problems with higher education. It also reveals others which seem … Continue reading

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Channeling Some Dead White Males


First published on BlogCritics 5 April 2006 I have long been a great fan of Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) and (albeit not for quite so long) of Douglas N. Adams (1952 – 2001). By today’s standards, neither could reasonably … Continue reading

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