Posted by PrestoPundit on 07/18/2008

bullshitting about habeas corpus and the Nuremberg trials

Here’s a good rule of thumb.  If it’s coming out of Barack Obama’s mouth, it’s probably bullshit.*

*”Bullshit” is a technical term used in contemporary philosophy.  Really.  See for example Harry Frankfurt’s influential essay “Bullshit”.  The English language doesn’t have a good substitute for the word.  Even “BS” is missing something in the meaning department.  Bullshit is the word adults use to characterize a particular form of dishonesty.  There is no substitute, and you won’t find one here.


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