Sunday, October 30, 2016

What Happens When People (In This Instance Trump Supporters) Abandon Intellectual Rigor

Alan: When intellectual rigor is replaced by self-righteous convictions born of "feeling," Hell breaks loose.

Trump Supporter Voted Twice in Iowa Because “Polls Are Rigged”

"Are Republicans Insane?" Best Pax Posts

"There Are Two Ways Of Lying..." Denis De Rougemont And Donald Trump

Compendium Of Best Pax Posts: 
What's Wrong With American Conservatism?

Compendium Of Best Pax Posts On "Too Pure Principles" And The Collapse Of Conservatism

"The terrible thing about our time is precisely the ease with which theories can be put into practice.  The more perfect, the more idealistic the theories, the more dreadful is their realization.  We are at last beginning to rediscover what perhaps men knew better in very ancient times, in primitive times before utopias were thought of: that liberty is bound up with imperfection, and that limitations, imperfections, errors are not only unavoidable but also salutary. The best is not the ideal.  Where what is theoretically best is imposed on everyone as the norm, then there is no longer any room even to be good.  The best, imposed as a norm, becomes evil.”  
"Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander,” by Trappist monk, Father Thomas Merton

"Republicans For Revolution," A Study In Anarchic Apocalypticism

"The Death Of Epistemolgy"

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