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Politically Incorrect Dialogues

Topics Not Discussed in Polite Circles

Howard P. Kainz

This book is about questions that one would hesitate to ask in certain groups, because the questioning itself would mark him or her as an outsider, or a liberal, or a conservative, or a reactionary interested in resurrecting issues which have been satisfactorily settled. But Western philosophy, jump-started by the Socratic dialogues memorialized by Plato, has traditionally concerned itself with reexamining meanings and values that many thought settled once and for all. In this book the interlocutors, who disagree about almost everything, nevertheless search for areas of agreement as they continue in this Socratic tradition.