Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - If you really want to aggravate people today be sure and wish them a Happy SAINT Valentines Day. All of the Hallmark cards and candy you'll see today have Happy VALENTINES Day written on them, but no one ever remembers the Saint upon which the day gets its name. He was, in fact, a real Saint (although he didn't give out candy to children) and died on February 14th, which is why the holiday falls on this day. And have you thought about why men are expected to buy gifts for the women in their lives? Is it because of some leftover form of chivalry from yesteryear? For more on Saint Valentines Day, be sure and check out today's Founders TV show.
"It may seem to many readers that as I have elaborated my initial hypothesis I have step by step deprived myself of very nearly all possible argumentative allies. But is not just this required by the hypothesis itself? For if the hypothesis is true, it will necessarily appear implausible, since one way of stating part of the hypothesis is precisely to assert that we are in a condition which almost nobody recognizes and which perhaps nobody at all can recognize fully. If my hypothesis appeared initially plausible. it would certainly be false. And at least if even to entertain this hypothesis puts me into an antagonistic stance. it is a very different antagonistic stance from that of, for example, modern radicalism. For the modern radical is as confident in the moral expression of his stances and consequently in the assertive uses of the rhetoric of morality as any conservative has ever been. Whatever else he denounces in our culture he is certain that it still possesses the moral resources which he requires in order to denounce it. Everything else may be, in his eyes, in disorder; but the language of morality is in order. just as it is. That he too may be being betrayed by the very language he uses is not a thought available to him." - Alastair MacIntyre