Monthly Archives: July 2012

David Brooks attacks the Obama campaign, while providing a lukewarm defense of Mitt Romney by Political Oberver

You must give David Brooks his due, he is gifted story teller, and the political fiction he excels at producing is his political opinion column, that he writes for the New York Times. It isn’t that Mr. Brooks is an … Continue reading

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Scott Shane discovers ethical mentors by Political Cynic

In the New York Times of  July 14, 2012 under News Analysis appears Scott Shane's essay titled The Moral Case for Drones. This long apologia for the use of drones is not even surprising, in it's convoluted defense of the … Continue reading

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Books of interest:Goodness and Justice: Plato, Aristotle and the Moderns by Gerasimos Santas

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Books of Interest: Virtue and Reason in Plato and Aristotle A.W. Price

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Books of Interest: Neither Sun nor Death by Peter Sloterdijk

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Little Prince Hal goes to School: An American Fable by David Brooks – A comment by American Litterateur

David Brooks has a talent for the self-serving hyperbolic register. A reader of his latest exercise pretentiously titled Honor Code will be a bit taken aback by the rhetorical lengths he resorts to, as an argumentative ground to this latest … Continue reading

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The Preposterous Mr. Brooks! By Political Cynic

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/opinion/brooks-a-choice-not-a-whine.html?_r… I lost my patience with Mr. Brooks after reading the first paragraph of this propaganda and will only quote that paragraph. I did read the remainder of the essay, but I fear anything else will lead to a loss … Continue reading

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