Category Archives: Politics

Our Che Guevara Problem [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Chances are good that someone you know owns a Che t-shirt. Romanticized versions of Ernesto Guevara Lynch’s bearded face are popular on campuses and elsewhere — so popular that the American chain … Continue reading

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Who Really Wants to Solve the Problem of Poverty? [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “Let me share with you the most impressive number of our generation: 600 million. “That is how many people have been lifted out of extreme poverty in the last 25 years. Never … Continue reading

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Mill on government capture

John Stuart Mill uses his crystal ball to predict our circumstance — and/or he learned from history: “When nobody, or only some small fraction, feels the degree of interest in the general affairs of the State necessary to the formation … Continue reading

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Plato on games and educating for rule-following

The Laws is Plato’s last book. Its dialogue is set in Crete and led by an Athenian who is never identified. He converses with a citizen from Sparta and a politician from Crete. The politician has been given the authority … Continue reading

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The Revival of Nazism in Europe — It’s Not Just Racism [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe: “An old specter is again haunting Europe — neo-fascist and neo-Nazi movements and political parties are returning to prominence. “This feature in Britain’s The Guardian notes an increase in attacks on Jews … Continue reading

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Liberty and medical experimentation

Should dying patients have the right to try drugs not yet approved by the government? In my Business Ethics course, we cover the classic Laetrile case (my one-hour video lecture with accompanying readings on the case), in which the arguments … Continue reading

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Zientkowski’s foreword to *Nietzsche and the Nazis*

Dr. Przemysław Zientkowski’s foreword to the Polish edition of my Nietzsche and the Nazis, translated into English. A PDF version is here, and the HTML version follows. Foreword to the Polish edition of Stephen Hicks’s Nietzsche and the Nazis By … Continue reading

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Filosofia e um Século de Guerra

Filosofia e um Século de Guerra Stephen R. C. Hicks (Tradução e revisão de Matheus Pacini.) A filosofia tem uma reputação de ser abstrata e difícil: o que pode certamente ser. Ela possui, também, uma reputação por não ser prática: … Continue reading

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