Blog Posts - Liberalism



Liberalism Insists on the Freedom to Insult Religion

Should insulting religion be banned? The reason the idea is still debated in the 21st century is that it has been reframed as a debate within liberalism rather than against it. The arguments set forward by groups such as the Organisation of Islamic...
by The Philosopher's Beard on Aug 3, 2016

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

Comment: This is tragi-comedy. What this shows above anything else that the sheer stupidity of these people is beyond dispute. They were not informed?? Really? They're like spoilt children playing with people's lives. "Sorry, we destroyed a country a...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jul 30, 2016

Self transcendence

The world’s stage has become a boxing ring demanding comment. Perhaps it’s more of a cage fight or a backstreet brawl, but I’m sure you take my point. On one hand we have the liberal left, on the other the fundamentalist right. The...
by SoMuchGoodNews on Jul 27, 2016

NEWSHOUR BOOKSHELF - "Listen Liberal"

"New book, ‘Listen Liberal,’ looks at Democratic party schism" PBS NewsHour 6/15/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The raucous primary season brought simmering tensions and disaffection within the GOP to a boiling point.  But equally severe division...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 20, 2016

‘Tony Blair lied on Iraq and will be exposed by Chilcot report’ – Corbyn

Comment: I'll believe when I see it. -------------------RT Former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s lies about weapons of mass destruction and his secret war pact with former US President George W Bush will be exposed by the Chilcot Inquiry, Labou...
by INFRAKSHUN on May 18, 2016

Food vs Naionalism

Last week was a hopeful and light blog. This week's is also (hopeful if not light), but with some dry and serious words in getting there. Next week I'll try to lighten up again. Please just know that I am hopeful things will get better as long as we...
by Murdockinations on Jan 11, 2016

Stop the War, Peter Tatchell, and the malign legacy of Western liberalism

You have to feel for the Stop the War Coalition. Back in June I attended one of their conferences in London, where during one of the plenary meetings a few people voiced criticism from the floor over the organisation’s refusal to come down squa...
by Socialist Unity on Nov 7, 2015

Islam and the failure of western liberalism, redux, and the regressive left

Several developments have taken place in the four weeks or so since I echoed the arguments of Sam Harris and others that western liberalism, infected by a hyper-political correctness and intellectual dishonesty run amok, has...
by Our Daily Train on Oct 21, 2015

Most conservative, liberal cities

No real surprises on this list. Other than my metropolitan area of residence, Knoxville, Tenn., which should probably be near the top of this list on the conservative side. Not sure why it isn’t. Of course, Colorado Springs — Snootyville, US...
by Our Daily Train on Sep 10, 2015

Conservative, liberal cities

No real surprises on this list. My current place of residence, Knoxville, Tenn., would surely be near the top on the conservative side if it was large enough to be considered. Of course, Colorado Springs — Snootyville, USA — made the list in an o...
by Our Daily Train on Sep 10, 2015

British media invite Christian politicians to share the gospel.

I, along with the likes of Archbishop Cranmer, have been following the recent news coverage of Tim Farron. Mr Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats has received lots of interrogation about his Christian faith… especially because it’s o...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Jul 20, 2015

More Proof Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder

It also proves you only need a IQ of 6 to get your own gig on MSNBC.If you’ve been following the Rachel Dolezal story online, you may have seen the word “transracial” being thrown around and people saying choosing to be black is like Caitlyn Je...
by Randys Roundtable on Jun 14, 2015

Recommended reading: Pankaj Mishra-Aman Sethi conversation on politics of aspiration, Narendra Modi and future of journalism

Neo-liberalism creates its own human subjectivity. So everyone – whether writers, cotton farmers or mere tweeters – is supposed to turn into an entrepreneur now, set up their own stall in the marketplace, compete and clash with other entrepreneur...
by Intrepid writer on Jun 11, 2015

This — ‘Sarah Haider: Islam and the Necessity of Liberal Critique’

A much-needed voice of reason in the no man’s land between Muslim apologists and “politically correct” liberals:...
by Our Daily Train on Jun 4, 2015

Hunt's neo-liberalism distorts his understanding of education policy

[View the story "Campaigners take Tristram Hunt on over his attack on Green education policy" on Storify]Tristram Hunt's Guardian attack on the Green party's education policy LINK , characteristising it as 'total madness', seems to have spectacularly...
by wembleymatters on Jan 26, 2015

Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo: Assholes can't be Heroes

Source Articles in defence of free speech are pouring out of all the usual places. They are eminently unnecessary. We don't need a theory of free speech or a defence of enlightenment liberalism to condemn sadistic murder, or to go through the rigma...
by The Philosopher's Beard on Jan 14, 2015

Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo: Assholes can't be heroes

Source Articles in defence of free speech are pouring out of all the usual places. They are eminently unnecessary. We don't need a theory of free speech or a defence of enlightenment liberalism to condemn sadistic murder, or to go through the rigma...
by The Philosopher's Beard on Jan 14, 2015

Should governments be involved in the construction of our preferences?

‘Libertarian paternalism' is Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein's big idea for improving individual choice-making while respecting our autonomy. It has inspired fierce and sustained academic criticism from philosophers and economists from both the l...
by The Philosopher's Beard on Dec 25, 2014

Sunday Funnies from a bar in Louisiana

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by The Political Commentator on Nov 23, 2014

Main Street Media Still Doesn't Get It

The Lame Stream Media is alive, well and still lying to themselves.Republicans are still damaged goods? This was a shellacking of epic proportions for Gods sake and the bubble dwellers still don't get it, or don't want to get it.From John H...
by Randys Roundtable on Nov 6, 2014


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