Sartre was an existentialist. A critic called existentialism the belief that because life is absurd, philosophy should be, too.
Why then, does Trotsky continue to appeal to a sympathetic audience of intellectuals who, despite their awareness that Soviet-style communism was one of the previous century’s most foolish and deadly “experiments,” still hold a reverence for “The Old Man,” and seek to exempt him alone from the other Bolshevik leaders, from Stalin through Brezhnev, for whom they have no sympathy?
Kierkegaard is the patron saint of the lonely. But ... he was also conflicted by what this did to him.
--Ron Rolheiser, OMI
The new GOP Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite in Alaska, Joe Miller, answers almost any question by referring to the Constitution. ...
This fatuous infatuation with the Constitution, particularly the 10th Amendment, is clearly the work of witches, wiccans and wackos.
--Richard Cohen(via Veronique de Rugy at The Corner)