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Tag Archives: Baruch Spinoza
Strauss, Weimar and the Crisis of the UK liberal democracy
Last night I sat down with Strauss’s Liberalism Ancient and Modern to read the chapter on Spinoza (Preface to Spinoza’s Critique of Religion). I did this to improve my understanding of Strauss’s approach to the tension between reason and revelation … Continue reading
If the NSA suppresses political dissent, why are they so bad at it?
I came across Barry Eisler’s post Motive, Means, and Opportunity: Why NSA Secrecy Should Worry Us All and I thought he would explain why secrecy was bad for a liberal democracy. Although he never discussed this issue, he did make … Continue reading
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