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Book Review: Walden And Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, a Transcendentalist and writer, retreated to the woods to live by a pond in the Northeast United States. Walden Pond, now famous thanks to Thoreau, inspired him to write this work that is a beautiful, cynical commentary on his time. His insights and observations on his time, however, are timeless. As you read his book you'll see why this is the case. Watch the video below to see what I mean!

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.

What Is It About Whataboutism?

With everyone pointing fingers, it's hard to find a set of standards to use in judging actions. Can saying, "What about the other guy?" be a defense against accusations or is it simply an excuse for hypocrisy?

What Good Are Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts?

In reality, most of the "cuts" in the senate bill are just accounting maneuvers to keep everything budget neutral. There are a couple important questions to ask about this bill. What does this do to actually reduce the percentage of income that goes to taxes? Where are these tax dollars going? Will the spending and budget reflect the lowered tax rate, or will it simply continue?

Beware Of The Use Of Dichotomies

Which do you like better: Coke or Pepsi? There's little doubt that you have one, even if you aren't a soda drinker, you have a favorite. It's a marketing trick that is used all the time; make the choice between two options. Rather than Coke vs. every other drink you could have, they make your... Continue Reading →

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