Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Goal of the Progressive Revolution: To Transform Political and Social Structures

Following the French revolution, many writers in the 19th century noted that revolution was self-perpetuating. There is no way to stop it because liberty and equality can be endlessly claimed by group after group that feels deprived and degraded. And … Continue reading

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The power of lies to undermine horizontal accountability

Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), the skeptic, rejected the scope and power of reason in decision-making that Newton’s work had released. Hume thought that our passions and our affections naturally lead us to perform certain actions with reason acting only … Continue reading

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The Truth on Societal Progress: Addressing a Failing Economic Model

Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), an English philosopher and economist, believed that society was evolving towards increasing freedom of individuals and held that government intervention ought to be minimal in political and social life. Spencer’s survival of the fittest concept was believed … Continue reading

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