Monthly Archives: January 2014

Douthat’s Triumphalism: A comment by Political Observer

Should the triumphalist chatter of Mr. Ross Douthat’s latest essay titled More Perfect Unions on the question of the value of two parent households, extolled in a report from the Equality of Opportunity Project surprise the regular reader of his … Continue reading

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Postmetaphysical Thinking

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The Heroism of Fools or Arthur Schlesinger Jr. redux: a comment by Political Observer

Sean Wilentz and his employers at The New Republic take the measure of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange and finds them wanting. Should we even question the headline ‘The Heroism of Fools’ as anything but polemic?

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My current Project: Excerpt from a reply to Francis Fukuyama’s essay ‘The Decay of American Political Institutions’ by Political Observer

‘One of the great turning points in 20th-century American history was the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, which overturned on constitutional grounds the 19th-century Plessy v. Ferguson case that had upheld legal segregation. This decision was … Continue reading

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