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  • Why It Might Be Time to Bring Back Mandatory Citizen Militias

    Why It Might Be Time to Bring Back Mandatory Citizen Militias0

    I received some fascinating responses and comments regarding my recent column about how the West can save masculinity. One email in particular caught my attention. It was from a friend of mine named Troy, a socially conservative, politically libertarian member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Troy is happily married with three

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  • Why School Choice Won’t Fix Education

    Why School Choice Won’t Fix Education0

    President-Elect Donald Trump has announced Betsy DeVos as his choice to head the U.S. Department of Education. The pick is a clear signal that the Trump administration is intent on pursuing school choice, a fact that the wailing and gnashing of teeth among the self-interested educational establishment would seem to confirm. But it is important

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  • There’s No Western Civilization without Christianity

    There’s No Western Civilization without Christianity0

    As my boss is prone to remind me, you can’t enjoy the fruit by cutting down the tree. Yet, that is exactly what many today hope to do when it comes to Western civilization: they want a world permeated with Western values such as freedom, justice, and equality that no longer preserves a knowledge of

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  • Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions

    Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions0

    For centuries, philosophers have been using moral intuitions to reason about ethics. Today, some scientists think they’ve found a way to use psychology and neuroscience to undermine many of these intuitions and advance better moral arguments of their own. If these scientists are right, philosophers need to leave the armchair and head to the lab

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  • Moral philosophy is not dead yet

    Moral philosophy is not dead yet0

    Last year, the ethicist Walter-Sinnot Armstrong asked whether philosophers were out of touch with, even contemptuous, of ordinary people and everyday life. The picture he paints isn’t flattering: Philosophers love to complain about bad reasoning. How can those other people commit such silly fallacies? Don’t they see how arbitrary and inconsistent their positions are? Aren’t

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  • 6 ways Stoicism can help today’s leaders

    6 ways Stoicism can help today’s leaders0

    With the increasing swirl of interest around mindfulness, resilience and innovation we can’t forget that there are many who have trodden this path before us with important lessons we can borrow. Stoicism is the branch of ancient western philosophy that focuses on mindfulness, resilience, creativity and more, all of which allows us to flourish and

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