A Guide to Basic Differences between Left and Right

Some opposing definitions in the American political lexicon: Source of Human Rights      Left: Government Right: The Creator Human Nature Left: Basically good (therefore society primarily responsible for evil) Right: Not basically good (therefore the individual primarily responsible for evil) Economic Goal Left: Equality Right: Prosperity

CONFORTARE ESTO VIR

“CONFORTARE ESTO VIR” significa “sê corajoso, porta-te como homem (1Rs 2,2).” Bertrand Russell, membro da Escola de Frankfurt, é autor de uma observação que vale ser citada aqui, para que se saiba desde o início o que é que enfrentamos: “Usando técnicas psicológicas para ensinar às crianças, seremos capazes de produzir a convicção de que […]

1,000 True Fans

This is an edited, updated version of an essay I wrote in 2008 when this now popular idea was embryonic and ragged. I rewrote it to convey the core ideas, minus out-of-date details, that I believe will be useful to anyone making things, or making things happen. If you still want to read the much […]

An Italy divided

Two cyclists on opposite sides of the moral compass fought a politically-charged duel that lasted a decade By Susannah Osborne The rivalry between Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi reveals the tensions in Italy between the wars. The two cyclists could not have been more different – their riding styles, their moral conduct, their motivations and […]

On Being Conservative By Michael Oakeshott

The common belief that it is impossible (or, if not impossible, then so unpromising as to be not worth while attempting) to elicit explanatory general principles from what is recognized to be conservative conduct is not one that I share. It may be true that conservative conduct does not readily provoke articulation in the idiom […]