Category Archives: Straw Men

Nietzschean ‘Ressentiment’, 21st century style

Ressentiment is a reassignment of the pain that accompanies a sense of one’s own inferiority/failure onto an external scapegoat. The ego creates the illusion of an enemy, a cause that can be “blamed” for one’s own inferiority/failure. Thus, one was thwarted … Continue reading

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Conquest’s Second Law of Politics comes to the IMF

Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics: 1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best. 2. Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing. 3. The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by … Continue reading

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Straw Man: ‘Neo-liberalism’ cops a hiding (again)

Thousands of books now littering library shelves would never have been written, were it not for those poor victims of the unthinking – the straw men. Found another one copping a hiding in the Weekend Australian’s ‘Review’ section of May … Continue reading

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