Everyone uses the slippery slope argument when it suits them and opposes it when it doesn’t. It was used by the Left against the partial-birth abortion ban in 2003. It was used by the Right […]
This quote gets turned into an argument against education by people who should’ve paid more attention at school.
This is a poster for the Kyoto Grand Exposition in Commemoration of the 1928 Imperial Coronation. Given the nationalist path Japan subsequently took, it’s hard not to read this as pure imperialist propaganda. And it […]
It may seem odd in an era of “post-factualism” to question the value of skepticism. A commitment — we won’t call it an obsession — with proof and rules and facts seems like the perfect […]
A colleague of mine once wondered aloud, after seeing the poster of Kali I had brought from India, how it was anyone could worship such a wholly despicable image. It seems a fair question on […]