Human Exceptionalism

Slavery is Also an Affront to Human Exceptionalism

Slavery is evil because it treats human beings as if they were mere objects to be used for work, sex, or other purposes of the slave “holder.” In doing so, the slave holder shatters the intrinsic human worth of both the slave and the “master,” since treating humans this way is, in fact, anti human. Thus slavery is also a relevant concern for Secondhand Smoke. Apparently human trafficking is getting out of hand in the Ukraine (along, apparently, with everything else).

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Political Theatrics

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including all you whippersnappers under the age of 50), I’m writing this from somewhere over the Atlantic. At least I hope that’s ... Read More
World

The Real Reasons American Evangelicals Support Israel

It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel -- such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, or yesterday’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights -- you’ll see various “explainers” and other stories that purport ... Read More
White House

Mueller Report Delivered to Attorney General

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday evening delivered a report to attorney general William Barr detailing his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Barr will now be tasked with deciding what information from the report ... Read More