The Redneck Intellectual by C. Bradley Thompson

C. Bradley Thompson
Untimely thoughts on history, philosophy, politics, education, and culture.
Created 31 Oct 2020
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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (No. 31)
    31 Dec 2021 • 9 min read
    This Tuesday, January 4, 2022 I will shift away from writing on parents’ rights and will focus on the responsibilities of parents for the education their children. THE GOOD RECOMMENDED READING FOR THE...
  • Parental Rights Defined and Defended
    28 Dec 2021 • 17 min read • 3 0
    In his post-apocalyptic novel, The Road, Cormac McCarthy tells the gut-wrenching story of a father and his son, who set out on a journey to survive in a world that makes Thomas Hobbes’s state of natur...
  • Dumb and Dumber (Nos. 20 & 21)
    24 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    ***This coming Tuesday, December 28, I will publish the next essay in my series on education and rights. Tuesday’s essay may very well be the most controversial of the entire series. In the essay, I w...
  • The Redneck Guide to Parents' Rights
    21 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 6 0
    At the conclusion of my last essay on “Education and the Rights of Children and Parents,” I argued that the relationship between parents and their children was grounded in two fundamental facts of the...
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (No. 30)
    17 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 1 1
    I hope you’ve been enjoying my series of essays on education and rights. The reaction thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. I regard the four essays that I’ve published thus far to all be really ...
  • Education and the Rights of Children and Parents
    14 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 5 4
    This is the fourth in an ongoing series of essays on the general topic of rights and education, but it also serves as an introduction to the main essays still to come on the rights of children and par...
  • Dumb and Dumber (Nos. 18 & 19)
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    DUMB AND DUMBER (No. 18) K-12 EDITION HOLY COW, BATMAN!!! She’s a real MARXIST (i.e., the moral equivalent of a Hitlerian), and she’s running the largest school district in America. “UTLA President Co...
  • The Role of Rights in a Free Society
    07 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 9 0
    The United States of America is the first nation in world history to be founded on the principle of individual or natural rights. The nation was built on the idea that all men are “endowed by their Cr...
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (No. 29)
    03 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    THE GOOD ALL HONOR TO COL. BEN SKARDON: “Army vet who survived Bataan Death March thanks to gold Clemson ring dies at 104.” **A personal note: Mr. Skardon lived here in Clemson. My wife got to know Mr...
  • Is There a Right to an Education?
    30 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 12 1
    One of the most deeply held assumptions of the modern world is that education is a fundamental human right. This “right” to an education is said to be so basic, so essential to human dignity, that onl...
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