The excuse is never buried more than three reasons deep.
Professing communism never saved a kulak, and professing Nazism never saved a Jew. Only the religious fanatics are that sporting.
Without the will to fire the gun is no use.
Convincing others is the minor problem with argument; the major one is convincing yourself.
Reason, n. 1. A technique for justifying conclusions contrary to common sense. 2. Common sense. Obs.
It is non-consumption that has become conspicuous.
My hope for the dominant culture is that it will bore itself to death.
If your argument is unanswered it is usually not because it is irrefutable.
The future will marvel that we regarded “be yourself ” as sound moral advice.
That you might not be right — this idea can be entertained, briefly, at intervals. But that you might not be good — this is insupportable.