Thoughts on Evergreen

Much was said about the events at Evergreen State, but what I can’t help but notice, and what could bear repeating, was the irony of the whole situation, which I see as being threefold. The impetus for this backlash, if you’ll recall, was an email from a liberal professor, Bret Weinstein, stating that he was…

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Responding to Accusations of Sexual Assault

It cannot be overstated that the lines between sexual assault, harassment, and flirtation have become increasingly blurry.  We are in the process of redefining what is appropriate behavior towards members of the opposite sex, and exactly how, and in what way, power dynamics should affect those behaviors. The Harvey Weinstein story has brought to light…

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In Defense of a Monster

Paz de la Huerta, the woman alleging that she was twice raped by Harvey Weinstein, said that the second time it happened he had manipulated her into letting him into her apartment.  If true, Weinstein deserves to be swiftly and thoroughly punished, but virtually everything rests on the coherence of Huerta’s recounting.  Is it not…

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Mutually Assured Destruction in Practice

If it’s not known by now, the United is armed to the tee with nuclear weapons. We feel safe knowing that other countries and enemies know that we have them — why? Because they will be destroyed if they were to ever use them against us. DESTROYED!

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I Want the Experience Machine

The concept of Utilitarianism, at its foundation, is quite simple and intuitive: the determination of what is right or wrong depends on whether or not, and to what extent, a given action has utility; it’s consequentialism of a kind.  

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