Why the Jews?: Nietzsche on the Jewish persecution

Why have the Jews suffered so much persecution throughout history? This is a typical question that comes up after one realizes just how constant the persecution of Jew has been, and history offers no shortage of scholars to answer it. Admittedly I am no such scholar. At best I am a cursory observer of the…

The Human: Not Just Another Animal

“Human” itself is an interesting word. One possible etymology is from the old-Latin rendering of “homo” (man) and “humus” (earth) combined to describe mankind as “earthly beings” distinguishing them from “heavenly beings,” i.e., the gods. Today our challenge is much different: rather than confusing ourselves with gods we have a tendency to confuse ourselves with…