Are You Really For Free Speech?

Are you really for free speech? To say you are for the freedom of speech is no small claim. Sure, there probably aren't many people out there who think that they should be censored, but the principle of free speech goes far beyond having the freedom to say what you want to say. It's been … Continue reading Are You Really For Free Speech?

Intellectuals and Political Correctness

We hear a lot about "political correctness" these days. The antagonists of political correctness are usually thought to be ignorant, right-wing, slack-jawed yokels (I'm sorry, the PC term is "academically challenged rural Americans") hell bent on preserving their brand of "good old fashioned bigotry." Intellectuals, on the other hand, are generally viewed as the people … Continue reading Intellectuals and Political Correctness

The Art of Political Freethinking

Political 'Freethinking' is, unfortunately, a philosophy that is not commonly known or understood fully. Freethinking is, simply put, holding the position that reason, logic, evidence and objective analysis should supersede authority that is based on tradition, religious canonization, or dogmatic ideology. In addition, and in modern terms, political freethinking attempts to thwart the left-right dichotomy … Continue reading The Art of Political Freethinking