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A Philosopher’s Fall

The record of the forays by philosophers into practical politics is less than stellar. Plato made no headway in his efforts to moderate the tyrant Dionysius and put his liberty ...

A Wikipedia Entry for “Gruberism”

“Gruberism” is the eponymous doctrine first enunciated by MIT economics Professor Jonathan Gruber (1965–) that holds that the mass of people in advanced democratic societies are functionally incapable of ascertaining ...

Get Ye to an Orrery

Not that many people today, even among the most erudite, know what an orrery is. This is a real shame. I was in Philadelphia last week attending a seminar with ...

Tocqueville in Georgetown

Postmodern conservative moviegoers will under no circumstances want to miss Dnesh D’Souza’s new documentary America.  Some of us — not me! — may find the display of bunting excessive (one torn and ...