Archive for January 23rd, 2003

Philosoblogger Jim discusses slippery slopes today: It is obviously an unjust society that lets cripples and children die of starvation and exposure. I don’t see how that is a misuse of the term “unjust” in ordinary usage. (I’m not arguing all of the unfortunate can be helped, that’s Paul Wellstone-ism, not my view. No one […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 23, 2003 @ 2:28 PM | Philosophy,Politics

Valdis Krebs performed a simple experiment. He looked at the “buddy list” on Amazon of several dozen top-selling political books and graphed the results. (Link from BoingBoing.) The result is two clusters, as one would expect, but with one book in the middle, with “buddies” on both sides: What Went Wrong by Bernard Lewis. (Also, […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 23, 2003 @ 11:43 AM | Blogs,Heuristic