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A Pragmatist's Take

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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A sanctimonious, hypocritical (national) media
Aug 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Comments: 50 | Views: 5,818

"Are you willing to pay for quality journalism?" is a promo I routinely receive. And my rhetorical response is ==I "Does that mean you have... More
Use-Mention distinction fading; Idiocracy ascendant
Jul 21, 2018 2:32 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 4,032

Failures to make this distinction can have substantial real-world consequences, damaging reputations and lives. Yet in even the simplest cases of this aspect of... More
The Right to Listen: Free Speech #2
Jun 14, 2018 5:21 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 9,086

Speech is different from talking. It necessarily involves the communication of thoughts from a speaker to an audience (^... More
Mocking Nazis is a crime in Britain: Free Speech #1
May 1, 2018 4:21 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 9,360

Public awareness of ongoing attacks against Freedom of Speech is very low, judging from discussions with friends and from poor coverage in the mainstream media (MSM)... More
Enough with Boycotts & "We don't want your type around here"
Mar 31, 2018 3:55 am
Comments: 41 | Views: 12,537

Santa Clara County is planning a ban that I regard as equivalent--morally if not legally--to those states that effectively ban abortions by imposing regulations... More
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