Richard Fernandez has a new pamphlet coming up on Kindle for $1.99,
The Three Conjectures
Blog posts have turned out to be more useful at raising questions than providing answers. It turns out to be equally true of writing a pamphlet. The policymakers who presided over the birth of the nuclear age in the 1940s imagined that they were confronting a unique set of challenges in coming to terms with weapons of mass destruction. It was true in part, but not completely so. Humanity has for all its existence had to wrestle with the unavoidable necessity to cause evil in order to prevent worse. It seems as through every one of our ‘solutions’ gives birth to a new problem.
Unfortunately history has given us no way to stop the music. We are stuck on the ride to whatever end it take us. That realization can liberate us from the terrors of indecision. The pamphlet argues that we ought not be afraid to make hard, but rational decisions because the real alternative is to let things default to a more destructive outcome. What rationality consists of is a situational thing. About all that mankind has ever been able to do, even at the prodding of God Himself, is to make his best effort.
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