Promoting a Virtuous Society, Part 3

In my last article, I mentioned that two major obstacles to a virtuous society are: A lack of a common standard for morality A lack of self-control in the populace Both of these are very difficult obstacles to overcome, and they are interconnected. Many people have attempted to establish a common standard for morality to no lasting avail. Socrates thought (and his followers still think) that education was the cure for vices, since ignorance and poverty were the cause of them. But that Read more […]

The Aurora Massacre and the War on Meaning

The Batman massacre by orange-headed defendant James Holmes is a noisy burp following an extended sit-down meal at a buffet-style restaurant in a strip mall of modern philosophy. The fare in the first course is a high-fat all-you-can-eat consumerism with two side dishes — steamed post-modernism and cream-slathered despair. Nestled between is a bun from enriched white flour, largely decorative. The attack that killed 12 and wounded 48 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater is forcing Americans Read more […]