Episode 13: Talking Ideas, Not People

"Great Minds Discuss Ideas; Average Minds Discuss Events; Small Minds Discuss People." This quote is often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, but its origins are unclear. The truth in it is indisputable, however. As we look around us, it is apparent that the small minds talk about people, while great minds talk about ideas. This doesn't... Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau This has become apparent in recent years as hysteria has swept across the country, and even the world. The loudest voices rise to the top, and they shout down opposition, using insults to ostracize political opponents. But, no good idea requires... Continue Reading →

My Experience At The Free State Project’s Liberty Forum

The Free State Project has committed itself to making New Hampshire a beacon for freedom and example of liberty. Thousands of people have committed to moving to New Hampshire to take part in this project, and Liberty Forum is there a conference that helps them bring people into the project. This is just a little insight into what their project is and my experience in New Hampshire and with Liberty Forum.

Book Review–The First Philosophers

As you know, at the Conversation of Our Generation, we are trying to build a dialogue and discuss the ideas that affect our society, culture, politics and philosophy. As we discuss the ideas that will define our generation, it is important to look back at the foundations of thought. This book is great for understanding how the dialogue developed and how these ideas are still relevant today.

Fight With Words, Not Fists

  When did it become acceptable to hit someone with whom you disagree? We used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Now, even average statement of facts are considered “microaggressions,” which give the offended person full license to commit violence in retaliation. Not only does this... Continue Reading →

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