It could be that the most important historical question that points to a monumental contrast between the West and the Rest is the following: why… Read More »The 50 Greatest Philosophers Are All Western Men
This is the first long interview with MacGregor I have seen. The word “fatigue” is often used now in reference to this war. As I… Read More »Douglas MacGregor Offers Comprehensive Overview of Russia/Ukraine Conflict
Mathematical Achievements of Ancient Greeks Surpass Combined Achievements of Nonwestern Civilizations
In the history of civilization the Greeks are preeminent, and in the history of mathematics the Greeks are the supreme event. Though they did borrow… Read More »Mathematical Achievements of Ancient Greeks Surpass Combined Achievements of Nonwestern Civilizations
You can say it began with Karl Popper’s argument in his best selling book, The Open Society and Its Enemy, published in 1945. The idea… Read More »How Did Liberalism Become An Intolerant Totalitarian Ideology?
The Right is at a loss for words trying to understand why “God, family, and country” have become “far right” and “fascist”. Liberals are always… Read More »Liberalism Is Incompatible With Giorgia Meloni’s “God, Homeland, and Family”
I was tempted to frame this Twitter thread by The Composite Guy as yet another depressing case study of how immigrants are destroying a Western… Read More »How the Swedish Ruling Class Destroyed Sweden With Immigrant Diversity
There is an elective affinity — a relationship of reciprocal attraction and mutual reinforcement — between a) John Locke’s argument that a child’s mind initially… Read More »John Locke’s Blank Slate and the Unique Development of Children’s Literature in the West
In academia, music is regarded as a “cultural universal” or “human universal” found among all peoples in history. This view is attractive both to i)… Read More »European Striving For The Ars Perfecta in Linear Time
From December 10, 2020 to May 17, 2021, I wrote 16 commentaries on Joseph Henrich’s book, The Weirdest People (2020). This last December, I rewrote… Read More »Review of Joseph Henrich’s The WEIRDest People.