Tag Archives: Ideology

Normies Don’t Care About Ideology

Politically-aware people of all stripes often think about how to talk to “normies:” that is, normal people who don’t pay much attention to politics or other social issues. Normies don’t read The New York Times or Breitbart. They don’t spend … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Trust Not in Ideologies

“Put not your trust in princes,” advises the Bible. I would add “put not your trust in ideologies.” Ideologies don’t make decisions. People make decisions, for good or for ill. Every way to organize society has advantages and disadvantages. If … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Life, Political Science, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Achievable Good Is Better Than Impossible Perfect

You’ve probably heard the joke about why a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness: Nothing is better than eternal happiness. And a ham sandwich is better than nothing. A ham sandwich isn’t perfect, but it’s better than having no … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Political Science, Society | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What We Owe to Past, Present, and Future

What do we owe to people who lived in the past and are now dead? What do we owe to people now living? What do we owe to people in generations yet to come? And perhaps most important: What is … Continue reading

Posted in Jewish Philosophy, Judaism, Modern Orthodoxy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment