January 2017

Make Boys Men Again

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:51

President Trump’s election confronted mainstream journalists with something they had never seen before: a male role model. But the damage eight years of Obama’s feminism has done to male minds may take decades to unwind. Unlike our European forefathers who struck fear in primitive people’s hearts, today’s frightened white twenty-somethings call themselves ‘gender-fluid hipsters’ or ‘third-wave feminists’. What they really lack is a pair of full-grown testicles.

He Who Thinks Greatly Must Err Greatly: What Did Martin Heidegger Mean By This Sentence?

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:45

On May 1st, 1933, Martin Heidegger, the obscure German philosopher from Meßkirch, became a member of the Nazi Party. With his misstep, Heidegger tainted his philosophical legacy. Today, Heidegger’s thinking doesn’t wield much influence on academic German philosophy.[1] Not only the German but also the international community blamed him for never offering explicit apologies for his support to the Nazi regime, despite the fact that his membership legitimized Hitler’s movement in the eyes of many young people.

Solving the Riddle of Happiness

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Sun, 01/01/2017 - 11:26

No one should have to earn the right to be happy. No one ought to go to Kafkaesque lengths to achieve happiness either. Despite the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness granted by the U.S. Declaration of Independence, happiness probably isn’t something you’ll need to pursue at all as if the pursuit itself were a substitute for some mythical, yet unattainable ideal.