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Tyler Hower
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Some passing thoughts on Nietzsche, velvet ropes, and marriage
Ressentiment is a characteristic of all “slave moralities,” according to Nietzsche’s picture in Genealogy of Morals . Roughly, ressentiment is an emotion of imagined revenge felt and nurtured by the underclass against those who do or are felt to oppress the...
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One quick thought about atomistic moral minimalism
Americans at least tend to elide the distinction between the law and ethics. Students, I find, often have a hard time maintaining the distinction and, when questioned about the morality of some action or practice, will respond by asking what the law says ab...
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Remembering some things about the real America
We’ve heard a lot recently about the real America and how it has been overlooked and forgotten recently. Pundits tell us we misunderstand it and sleight it at our own risk. Most of those pundits have never spent more than a week in any one part of it and kn...
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A quick thought about a liberal arts education
Before the very idea of a liberal arts education becomes entirely subsumed in concerns about marketability and utility and the the equally horrid buzzwords of twenty-first century pedagogy , it's important to remember something that was distinctive about it...
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Some Thanksgiving thoughts about perspectives and the search for truth
I've been reading Scruton's, How to Be a Conservative , both because I find a certain kind of conservative theory  interesting and because it's important to read people and ideas with which you don't necessarily agree. In his consideration of multiculturali...
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