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The Gullible Center

The “centrists” needed to pretend that there are reasonable Republicans, so they nominated Paul Ryan for the role, crediting him with virtues he has never shown any sign of possessing. --The Gullible Center By PAUL KRUGMAN

Sophie Scholl was a German student and revolutionary, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.

John Stuart Mill largely influenced British thought and politics in the 19th century. His large number of works include: texts in logic, economics, social and political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, and religion. John Stuart Mill is recognized as one of the most intelligent men of his time and is regarded as one of the smartest men of all time.

Baruch de Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher that was very proficient in science. Most of Spinoza’s work was not recognized until after his death. Today, Spinoza is regarded as one of the greatest 17th century philosophers. His work in philosophy laid the foundation for the 18th century Enlightenment.

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Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014

Karl Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014 | Music News | Rolling Stone Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/marx-was-right-five-surprising-ways-karl-marx-predicted-2014-20140130#ixzz2s0hGSnxJ Follow us: @Rolling Stone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

Thales's rejection of mythological explanations became an essential idea for the scientific revolution. He was also the first to define general principles and set forth hypotheses.he has been hailed as the first true mathematician and is the first known individual to whom a mathematical discovery has been attributed.

This is what happens when you abandon the philosophy of natural rights. Soon, those who expose the crimes of government will receive a death sentence while actual murderers will go free. This has happened time and time again to empires throughout history. And now it's happening to the american empire.

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Which Philosopher Are You?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological, and educational thought.