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II John Locke The related problems of "the public orthodoxy" and "the open society" were major concerns of  Willmoore Kendall throughout his professional career. In his reappraisal of...
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You are aware, are you not, that there was this chap called Oliver Cromwell who came after Shakespeare and brought democracy to England, including—ultimately—free speech. Anybody wishing to understand the nonsense that prevails in...
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Something important and fundamental has been lost in conflicting responses to the terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The official western response has been absolute identification with the magazine (“I am...
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“I may not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.” Yeah, right. There was a time when this saying, often attributed to the French...

Edward Snowden One of the more negative aspects of political life is the relentless drive towards dividing the world into what Carl Schmidt called "friends and enemies". Such division, often appropriating for itself the...

As a woman, I constantly need to be rescued. I can't say no. I do what I want, and if I can't, someone better give me the means to do it anyways. I am completely free and liberated! Wait, what? I know what you're thinking:...
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Ok Go, an alternative rock band known for catchy beats and viral YouTube videos, recently released a video in a Chevy commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA&feature=youtu.be The band drove a Chevy car through a two mile track of instruments, releasing their latest...

Brittany Baldwin The following is an essay I wrote for an American Studies Class, "We the People": An American Journey Prelude Once upon a time, a little farm boy in...