It’s a Conspiracy! …but what if it is?

During the mid-1960s, there was increasing public skepticism about the Warren Commission findings a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, was solely responsible for President Kennedy’s assassination, and growing suspicions top-ranking American leaders were involved. So as a means of damage control, the CIA distributed a secret memo to all its field offices requesting they enlist … Continue reading It’s a Conspiracy! …but what if it is?

Rejecting Politics as Science

Rejecting Politics as Science Marxism, Popper claims, is analogous to the psychological theories of Adler and pseudo-sciences such as astrology. Attempts to present political systems as scientific are increasingly regarded as old-fashioned: the "common sense" view suggests that politics is not scientific, cannot be reduced to a set of principles such that it can be … Continue reading Rejecting Politics as Science

How the CIA Invented Conspiracy Theories

Hopefully everyone is up to speed after the first part of this never-ending story: Who Shot JFK? This part is exactly how it happened for me as well.  People talking on the JFK conspiracy hot line were kooks... until I became a "kook" too, just by asking questions: None of us have expertise in all … Continue reading How the CIA Invented Conspiracy Theories

What is the Open Society?

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them… We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, … Continue reading What is the Open Society?