Justice in a Ordered Society

In anarchic societies, the cause of justice becomes, by definition, the job of the private citizen. That is to say, the individual himself is ultimately responsible for the safety and security of his property and his life and personal liberty. This is not something unusual for an anarchic society. For in such setups, almost everything…

Objectification of Men

One hears all the time about objectification of women. The basic complaint seems to be that there are women out there who are unable to respect themselves, and who wish only to portray themselves as objects of desire. The idea is that these women use their charms, their beauty and their desirability to attract men,…

Change happens. Deal with it.

Its a human tendency to think of things that are around us, of our environment, as something that is constant. This tendency is closely related to habits – people form habits quickly, and its very hard to make them change even a little bit. These are in fact, just two different aspects of the same…

Confidentiality of Communication

Communication between any two people must always be confidential. This is such a natural thing, that it is remarkable so few people understand this or appreciate this. It is an indisputable fact, however, that people who cannot keep a confidence usually come to grief. There are several reasons that people who really value communication, prefer to…

Civilized Wars

Whenever we face a difficult problem, or a difficult person, we often think of trying to resolve it by force. This is natural, for biologically, much of our being is common with animals. Yet, the society that we have created for ourselves does not appreciate the use of force. In fact, civilized society prohibits the…