Perhaps by way of the editor’s accidental tourism in poli-sci and poli-psy, BackChannels has from the start been about the distillation of basic concepts and values. That’s evident down the column of the left sidebar (which hasn’t been updated in some time): there are the universals —
The six are what matter within ourselves if we are to support goodness and grace against the evil of a behavioral and moral vacuum.
They are perhaps the argument against the malign narcissism of politically absolute and inevitably sadistic systems of power.
In relation to a conversation about barbarism, cultural relativism, and civilizational superiority, …read more