A couple of weeks ago, in lamenting the future generations of Americans that will be forced to shoulder the burden of our government’s fiscal irresponsibility, Sarah Palin likened their condition to one of slavery.  MSNBC host Martin Bashir blasted her for her “rank ignorance.” Moreover, he suggested that she deserved to undergo the same brutal…

More so than anyone else, it is those on the political left actively promoting the fiction that “bullying” is both something new as well as a social problem—that is, the type of problem for which government alone can supply “the solution.” My sympathy for the victims of bullies is as unqualified as is my contempt…

The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom centering on four young male scientists in their late ‘20’s to early 30’s who also happen to be die hard superhero and sci-fi fans, is among the most highly rated of contemporary television shows. One of the characters is “Sheldon Cooper,” portrayed by Jim Parsons. Sheldon is a brilliant…

It recently came to my attention that a college at which I teach philosophy will soon sponsor a discussion regarding the moral standing of “torture.”  The presentation, “Is Torture Ever Justified?” will be presided over by another faculty member and open to the public. “Is Torture Ever Justified?”  For sure, this is a provocative title. …

Jack Kerwick
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Jack Kerwick

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, a master's degree in philosophy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from Wingate University. I teach philosophy at several colleges in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

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