A Nation of Chamberlains

A Nation of Chamberlains

I caught a chunklet of an Internet conversation the other day, wherein a couple obviously left-leaning (and intersectional) commenters offered a perfunctory dismissal of Thomas Sowell (and Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson, because Black Non-Liberals are all the same,...
Special Revelation and Social Justice

Special Revelation and Social Justice

On my current reading list is a series of essays by libertarian writer George H. Smith on freethought and liberty. The ninth such essay discusses Deism, a form of religious belief that rests on a view of God as a non-interventionist “clockmaker.” One of...
The Wrong Priorities

The Wrong Priorities

The race debate prompted by George Floyd’s killing rages on, with the protestors coalescing around a “Defund the Police” mantra, and their antipodes twisting pretzels in order to rebut the assertions of ‘systemic’ police racism. Just as I...
Who Needs Big Brother?

Who Needs Big Brother?

The American system of government has been described as a “great experiment,” given how radically different it was from how the world operated at time of its inception. It was a huge success and inspired many imitators. That was a couple hundred years ago....
An Honest Officer “Speaks”

An Honest Officer “Speaks”

A police officer friend of mine (then a paramedic, now NYPD) and I used to debate policing inside and out during our shifts together as a paramedic team. He was a law school graduate and an intellectually honest adversary. At the risk of treating him as a...