Is there a place for the virtues courage, contemplation, and compassion in a <strong>culture of debunking realism</strong>? Such a question is in danger of dropping off the map of human inquiry

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Tom Friedman vs. Bill Flack. One is a noted columnist, the other an irrigation specialist. One is an expert, the other a nobody. Yet Flack is better at <strong>forecasting the future</strong>

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Victims and Victimhood

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Judgmentalism vs Non-commitalism

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For Montaigne, the three finest things in life are <strong>friendship, sex, and reading</strong>. The best? Reading. Your friend may die, your sexual partner may betray you, but literature is always there

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Ontology and Metaontology: A Contemporary Guide

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According to Montaigne, the three top things in life are <strong>friendship, sex, and reading</strong>. What's best? Reading. Your friend may die, your sexual partner may betray you, but literature is always there

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The culture wars are over, <strong>long live the culture wars</strong>! On the internet, new participants battle on. Has it all become an ideological sideshow?

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