Art For Art’s Sake–Not For Tax Subsidies

The phrase “Art for art’s sake” was, at one time, a rallying cry in 19th Century France. The Romantics used it in the attempt to convey the idea that art has its own value and should be judged apart from any themes which it might touch upon, such as morality, religion, philosophy or POLITICS (emphasis explicitly added.)
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Pragmatism Vs. Purity: Gary Johnson For President

Years ago, the Libertarian Party touted itself as the “party of principle.”
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Reading Too Much Into A Father’s Lament?

Had I known that, more than likely, it just might be the last book I would be reading aloud to my daughter I probably would have stretched my words out a little longer.
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Is Ridgeland All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

I’ve recently returned to Ridgeland, Mississippi as a permanent resident for the first time since 2000. I had lived here previously from 1992 until late Spring of 2000 and back then it was, in so many ways, a very different place.
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One Less For One-Up

Debate seems to becoming a lost art.
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Reinventing The Will

First, the “good” news.
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Unicorns In My Front Yard

I had an interesting conversation with my fifteen year-old daughter, Dagny, the other night. You might know her as BAMSouth.com’s Editorial Cartoonist and Illustrator.
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Aphorisms From The Armchair

Today, a collection of random ideas for your perusal. It’s my attempt at a pseudo-Nietzsche impersonation (and no, the poor guy didn’t create Nazism) without all of the German Sturm und Drang–for the most part, anyway.

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Identifying Niches And Making The Phoenix Rise

Times in business today are…interesting.
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Degeneration Gap

At one time in American culture—not that long ago in our recent past, actually—people aspired to move up in the world.
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