While I’ve been blissfully disengaged from the characteristic shrieking, whining, bitching, and moaning of our politics generally, and the Big Conservative media (the Big Con) specifically, it was hard to completely avoid the all too predictable bullshit, the hysteria, surrounding the Derrek Chauvin trial and its aftermath. Maxine Waters calls for the mob—the same mob…

If the last 60 or so years hasn’t been sufficient to do the trick, then the last year alone should have sufficed to convince Americans who tend to vote Republican that doing so is the ultimate exercise in futility. Republican politicians, along with their scribbling and babbling apologists in Big Conservative media (“the Big Con”),…

For all of my adult life, I had always regarded myself as a “conservative.”  No more. The reason for this is as simple as it was sobering for me to finally and fully realize: Conservatism, at least as it is embodied in the persons of so-called “conservative leaders,” meaning Republican politicians and media celebrities, is…

Fear. It’s universal, distributed among humans and animals alike. As such, and as much as we’d like to think otherwise, there are few emotional states, and quite possibly none, that underwrite our politics to the extent that does fear. The reason for this is simple enough: Politics in its barest, most fundamental sense is nothing…

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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