Tag Archives: idle theory

Why Smoking Is Wrong

I always have the suspicion – and it’s really only a suspicion – that real objection of the antismokers in Tobacco Control to smoking is an ethical one. But because we have no shared system of ethics, or any accompanying … Continue reading

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Apes and Ape-men

I started writing a comment in response to something Walt said, but decided to try to expand it into a new post. He said: There’ll never be heaven on earth because, like the tigers, we’re all still animals. Trained and … Continue reading

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Heaven And Hell

Some things stick in memory. Things that people said which were manifestly absurd. Or which I thought were manifestly absurd. Like the time, many years ago, when my vegetarian landlady remarked that tigers wouldn’t eat meat “if they knew better.” … Continue reading

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A Little More Liberal Fascism

After the turmoil of the Trump inauguration, I’ve gone back to reading Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, and have encountered in it a plausible explanation of why, in America at least, “liberal” no longer means “liberal”. Liberal intellectuals and activists … Continue reading

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The Emergent Individual

I’ve got three books on the go at the moment. I dip in and out of them. The first is Illiberal Reformers, the second Liberal Fascism, and the third is Officious (H/T Dick Puddlecote). Actually it’s four, with the Underdog … Continue reading

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Liberal Fascism

I never used to be political. For much of my life, politics didn’t affect me. It was something I took note of, but it was something which seldom had much of an impact on me. I’m someone who has wanted … Continue reading

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Primordial Fear

Breitbart: Sir David Attenborough, the veteran broadcaster and climate change alarmist, has attacked the involvement of voters in politics beyond elections, suggesting the only way to stop Donald Trump is to “shoot him” and that complex political questions like Brexit … Continue reading

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