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Anthem FilmFest: Plato, Revolting, and Mendocino – All in a Cave


Ancient Greek philosopher Plato put in a couple of appearances at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas, July 8-11. Two of the short films showed influence, if not direct inspiration, by Plato's tale of the cave, written 2,500 years ago. The films, 'The Cage' and 'Helio' both deserve praise for supporting the human quest for freedom and individualism. Cinematically, 'Helio' was a winner and 'The Cage' was not. Read More »

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics’ by Margreet de Heer


A Dutch cartoonist wittily examines the basics of Western thinking. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part IX

Hobbes was the first behaviorist in a manner of speaking, a thoroughly modern man. His ultimate aim was individual survival; and his ethic, a behaviorist ethic. And we still live under the specter. Read More »

Book Review: The Golden Mean: A Novel of Aristotle and Alexander the Great by Annabel Lyon

The Golden Mean explores the life and ideas of Aristotle by looking at his time as Alexander the Great's tutor. Read More »

Book Review: Bleeder: A Mystery by John Desjarlais

A Miracle? Or Bloody Murder? Cozy mystery for adults and teens. Read More »

Are Their Lips Moving?

The worst part of this bitter truth is not the distortions of fact but the lies that clients tell themselves. Read More »

Wisconsin: A Lesson of Democracy in Action

Or, Was Madison Really Just an Object Lesson in Union and Liberal-Progressive Thugocracy Read More »

Some Recent Worthless, Incomprehensible, Intellectual and Philosophic Musings of Mine

Or How I Learned to Love Really, Really, Incredibly, Obtuse, Worthless, Feckless, Stupid People Read More »

Constitution – Shmonsh-titution

RE: Arizona, SB 1070 and That Rather Nasty Unpleasantness at the Border, Revisited. Read More »

Labor Day: Celebrating Work and Life

Work should be appreciated as an integral part of the way we live and respected by those who serve and are served. Read More »