Archive for December 2nd, 2007

Why do conservatives become conservative? It’s not a rational choice.

| December 2, 2007 | 9 Replies
Why do conservatives become conservative?  It’s not a rational choice.

Nor is it primarily the result of a rational choice (i.e., a systematic analysis of facts) that liberals become liberals.  We’d like to believe that we adopt our political views rationally, only after careful consideration of the “facts.” That’s a pipe dream, however.  Jay Dixit’s article, “The Ideological Animal,” (published by Psychology Today) demonstrates that our […]

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Camus quotes

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Camus quotes

It’s a gray and rainy day in St. Louis.  Not a sad day, but a thoughtful day.  I took a moment to read some Camus.  I respond intensely to much of his work.  His simple writing style elegantly carries deep thoughts.   Here are some of my favorite quotes by Camus: A guilty conscience needs to confess. […]

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More quotes of note

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More quotes of note

I collect quotes.   They come from many places.   Many of them come from the quote of the day page of The Quotations Page–it’s my browser’s home page.   Here is a sampling of quotations that I’ve especially enjoyed over the past two months: Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a […]

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