What might be the cause of the intellectual corruption that leads to the culture of corruption discussed here?
Some antidote to that.
Were he around today, I think that the one-time president of the American Philosophical Society would be a big Ayn Rand fan. Actually, I'm certain of it.
Why the fuck does no one else get this (or so it would seem)?
Thanks a lot, professional "educators"....
(Here's the spawn of the professional "educators," with the standard primacy-of-politics orientation we UP blog regulars have naturally come to be disgusted by; it's philistine-level crap. Isn't a primacy-of-politics mentality the sort of thing that got us into the situation where the U.S. government can torture innocent people without accountability, all the while being brazenly hypocritical about it? Well? Being that philosophy is more all-encompassing cognitively than politics, wouldn't getting our nation's philosophical shit together generate more all-encompassing solutions to whatever problems that afflict it, than trying to fix its hierarchically-derivative political shit atop a crumbling foundation? [Are you listening, "bleeding heart libertarians"?] What would Jefferson think about all this? I mean, like, duhhh!)