When you beat up someone physically, you get excercise and stress relief; when you assault him verbally on the Internet, you just harm yourself.
—Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A society which is predominantly Christian will propagate Christianity: One which is not, will not. We have, in the long run, little either to hope or to fear from government.
We are in a mutually dependent society, called civilization, and government is the oil that keeps it running and the lifeblood that carries oxygen to the various parts of the civic body.
The law is too important to be left to the lawyers, to paraphrase Georges Clemenceau about war and generals. We laymen know too little about our Constitution and think too superficially about its influence on...
—David K. Shipler
The question of the stranger in a society which estranges everybody from it–while forcing everybody to assimilate their own alienation–takes cover under dubious and sinister masks.
Moral maturity and freedom require more than mere adherence to the law; they require an understanding of the why and wherefore of its rules and regulations- the principles that make it worthy of their allegiance.
It is a mistake to tell students that their classroom is a democracy- it cannot and never will be. But children need to learn how to participate in a community and to prepare themselves for...
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