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Enlightened Patriarchy:
Frederick the Great’s Principles of Lawmaking, Part 2

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Moderation & Humaneness

The sovereign has authority but, as with the father, this must be deserved. Frederick notes dispassionately that Publicola, one of the founders of the Roman Republic, had legalized tyrannicide. The laws must be fair and appropriate to the nation concerned, Read more …

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Expertos & Vendedores

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De acuerdo al libro de Malcom Gladwell The Tipping Point (discutido aquí y aquí), los Conectores –la gente con amigos y conocidos en una variedad de mundos sociales – son cruciales en lograr viralizar la información. ¿Pero de dónde sacan esta información?  Read more …

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Experts et vendeurs

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D’après le livre de Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point [Le point de basculement] (discuté ici et ici), les Connecteurs – les gens ayant des amis et des connaissances dans de nombreux mondes sociaux différents – sont cruciaux pour faire en sorte que l’information devienne virale. Mais où obtiennent-ils leur information ?  Read more …

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Mavens & Salesmen

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According to Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point (discussed here and here), Connectors — people with friends and acquaintances in many different social worlds — are crucial in making information go viral. But where do they get their information?

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Why I am Not a Conservative

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L. S. Lowry, "Our Town," 1943

L. S. Lowry, Our Town, 1943

Editor’s Note:

This text continues the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s interview at the Union Jack Club in London on Saturday, November 21, 2009, after his lecture/performance on Punch and Judy. Read more …

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It’s All In the Delivery

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macro-photography-vyacheslav-mishchenko-12Over the past few years I’ve pondered my communication technique. My style. It seems dated, or maybe just a product of the wrong time. But it’s important to talk, to engage with potentially like-minded people around who are looking for something else besides forced group-think unhappiness. Read more …

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Plato’s Apology, Part 2

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The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Apology of Socrates. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. I have also added a few lines and repositioned some paragraphs.  Read more …

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Plato’s Apology, Part 1

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The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Apology of Socrates. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. I have also added a few paragraphs and points based on my notes.  Read more …

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What Socrates Knew:
Plato’s Gorgias, Part 10 of 10

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What Socrates Knew:
Plato’s Gorgias, Part 9 of 10

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