Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Nuclear Age. — How does one rationally argue with people who are so sunk in irrationalism that they refuse to admit — when it suits them — the validity of logical thought? With those who take the nuclear-option against one’s arguments (but not, of course, against their own): that logic itself is just word-juggling with no rational link to reality? The answer is easy and soothing: one should try not to. But the realisation of the pervasiveness of this so-called postmodern attitude is hard and shocking.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

A Voltarian Spuriosity Translated. — I disapprove of what you say, but, in vilifying you, I will not pass up the opportunity to sound magnanimous.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Idea of a Sham-King. — “A king’s duty is to remain above politics” — impossible: he who remains above politics is not a king — “. . . and call a halt when the ship of state is about to crash into the rocks.” 1 If he can call a halt, then he is not above politics.
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1. Taki, “The Magical Mystery of Monarchy”, Taki’s Magazine, 21st July 2012.