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For 51 years Professor of English at Yeshiva University. Author of 13 books and over a hundred essays.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 25, 2018
A Philosophical View of Self-Contradiction Some secrets about the almost universal trait of contradicting oneself.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 25, 2017
Three Hitler Paradoxes Hitler gave birth to modern Israel, made a fatal error right after Pearl Harbor, and by staying alive to the end deprived his followers of any excuses and illusions.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 5, 2017
Who Are the Real "Deplorables"? Not the voters, but two groups of Trumpites are truly deplorables.
Rush Limbaugh, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 24, 2017
"I Hope He Fails"? As to presidential success, the shoe is on the other foot ...yes, as patriotic Americans worried over the consequences of bad policies, liberals cannot but "hope he fails."
Trump Pinocchio, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 13, 2017
President Trump's Big Mistake About Lying Our so-called President believes that truth telling is for losers. The reverse is actually true. Reality is like a dozing giant who reacts to our casual daily lies with a slight flutter of a shut eyelid, as it would to a buzzing fly. But when aroused, reality is a frightening thing to behold. In the words of the poet, it "smites once and smites no more." Reality does not just kick you in the rear but with brass knuckles
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 27, 2017
The Rationale For Trump's Saving Himself--And The Republic The popular vote results, not the bizarre Electoral College ones,shows how Trump could govern successfully.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2017
Some Truisms Validated by Our So-Called President Some commonplace ideas have been rejuvenated by the advent of our so-called President--on the future,fake news,the Hitler tabu, the insanity tabu, projection.
Hollywood Sign, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2017
Why Is Filthy Rich Hollywood So #@?&*>%# Liberal? Why teachers, reporters, and especially actor--unlike people consumed with making money--find that reality has a liberal bias.
Rich Uncle Marx Pennybags, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Conservative Mischief The nonsense about FDR and about regulation requires calling out. See the verdict of history.
Mendacity, From GoogleImages
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Conservative Mendacity--or Delusion? Being, by definition, a permanent minority in a democracy, the "haves" are doomed to lie more than the "have not,"
Illuminated.bible., From WikimediaPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 27, 2017
The Politics of Truth Trying to separate fact from fiction is harder than it looks.
Knives again, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 23, 2017
Watch Your Back, President Trump! President Trump's hold on power is fragile, and his main source of worry is the Republican party.
Plutocrats, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Pity the Poor, Whining Billionaires! Governments are NOT run like businesses, and rich people tend to be ignorant whiners.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Winner Take All--The American Way of Life Three central but little discussed causes of the Trump victory.
Flow, From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 3, 2016
The Four Basic Mysteries A survey of the four basic questions about existence.
Baphomet, From GoogleImages
(62 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Great Debate: Is Humanity Essentially Evil? Both in the West and elsewhere, there is no consensus as to the essential nature of humankind--to wit, are born good or bad?
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 7, 2016
God: The Last Word (sort of) Alleged scientific proof of God's existence--or non existence, for that matter--is impossible to find and irrelevant in any case because we have no idea about His personality, agenda, language, mandates. Hence, it is as if He does not exist.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2016
How Libertarian Conservatives Ape the Communists If Communists justify purges as necessary for building the worker's paradise, so do Libertarian Conservatives justify avoidable illnesses and deaths as necessary to keep the market free of regulations.
Martin luther frederikskirken, From WikimediaPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 1, 2016
Luther: Savior of Christianity or Destroyer of It? Kant was vague in his definition of Enlightenment, but that defect pales beside the monumental error committed by Nietzsche in his assessment of the historical role of Luther.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Future Does Not Exist---Yet Many people make a living, esp. on Wall St., by gauging the future. But in fact no one knows what they are talking about because the future contains no facts.

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