The primary aims of government, I suggest, should be three: security, justice, and conservation. These are things of the utmost importance to human happiness, and they are things which only government can bring about. Russell, Bertrand. Authority and the Individual. … Continue reading
The reason Tortoise couldn’t stop hypothesizing is that an implication never asserts its constituent propositions. Given: A. P is true. B. if P is true then Q is true, (P implies Q). B only asserts the implication. Even if both … Continue reading
Let snarks fight snarks.
If it is inspired by hate, then it is pointless. If it is inspired by profit, then war will render it unprofitable.
1948 Siege of Changchun: The Communist army starved 150,000 civilians to death. “Changchun was like Hiroshima,” Zhang wrote. “The casualties were about the same. Hiroshima took nine seconds; Changchun took five months.” Source: http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19901122&slug=1105487 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02anniversary.html?pagewanted=all
董坚毅。哈佛大学博士，52年回国，55年支援大西北。57年被定为右派送夹边沟劳教。60年饥荒袭来，董亦不能幸免。其妻顾晓颖（也为留美生）来探视， 待寻得其遗体时，周身皮肉已被割食一空，仅剩头颅挂在骨架之上。夹边沟劳教人员2800多人，饿死2100多人，死难者掩埋草率，累累白骨外露绵延两公 里。 http://history.dwnews.com/photo/2014-01-26/59386998-23.html