Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Paul Robinson — Philosophical hodge-podge

This is an interesting article criticizing Lavrov and Russians in general for inconsistency. In doing so, he ignores the many paradoxes of liberalism in which the US and West indulge.

Perhaps the most glaring inconsistency was found in American espousing European liberal ideals in the Declaration of Independence from the British Crown, along with the legitimation of slavery in the US Constitution, a paradox that eventually result at least in part in the Civil War less than a hundred years after the founding. Most of the principals involved are still venerated as founding fathers and national heroes.

I'd say that Professor Robinson's post is a philosophical hodge-podge, although I generally like what he writes, which is usually against culturally induced blindness and national bias.

Philosophical hodge-podge
Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

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