The Problem of Using the USSR to Condemn Socialism

Unfortunately, I believe that at the time of the Russian Revolution, there were (and still are) very few ideologies that didn’t see violence as an acceptable means to an end. That includes most of the 18/1900s socialist revolutionaries. I think there were a lot of those socialists who viewed violence as an acceptable means of revolution (unlike thinkers such as Tolstoy and Orwell) but who did not see intentional, ongoing systemic violence to maintain said revolution as a good thing (unlike statists such as Lenin, Stalin, et al.). Continue reading The Problem of Using the USSR to Condemn Socialism

Dining at the Truth Buffet

A quick story about sports. I promise, it’s relevant. I remember talking about sports with my friends a few years ago and Tom Brady’s name came up. As with most celebrity figures, people had vitriolic feelings one way or the other about him. A few of us, myself included, had finished reading the Wells Report which made it quite clear that he had participated extensively … Continue reading Dining at the Truth Buffet