Tag Archives: Conservatism

Why the Culture War was over before it began

I am not a supporter of “Whig history;” I do not, by any means, believe that time naturally progresses towards greater human liberty, and whenever I hear some well-meaning liberal making this argument, I assume that they are probably looking … Continue reading

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Claims of Legitimacy

Science is not democratic, but the two systems have a lot in common with each other. In particular, both science and democracy in their present forms are rooted in the Enlightment-era idea that claims can be legitimized or de-legitimized through … Continue reading

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On Being a Statistical Outlier

I never know what to make of the field of political psychology; there just seems to be something so indefinably wrong about it. Maybe it’s just because the results (or at least their publication in the media) always seem to … Continue reading

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