Kevin Carty

Kevin Carty

Opinions Columnist

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Articles by Kevin Carty (15)

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Carty ’15: Tragedy, comedy and Buddy Cianci

October 23, 2014 2 comments

With a big war chest and good poll numbers, Buddy Cianci is making another run at the Providence mayor’s office. And you shouldn’t vote for him.

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Carty ’15: Slavery of the past, inherited in the present

September 23, 2014 3 comments

We are partners in the University’s project. And the project of the University was built on slavery.

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Carty ’15: Every opinion is fallible

April 2, 2013 4 comments

How many of us proud pluralists actually follow Mill’s directive to never give up the hunt for the truths of the human condition?

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Carty ’15: Cynicism is easy, and so is naivete

March 4, 2013 2 comments

It takes an enormous amount of willful ignorance to actually think that our most respected establishments and figures can do no wrong or to actually believe in the hugely disenchanted generalizations that tend to characterize cynicism

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Carty ’15: Identity politics is counter-productive

February 7, 2013 28 comments

By dismissing an opinion because of the identity of the person who gives it, we do something antithetical to the spirit of every social liberation movement.

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Carty ’15: Brown and its hidden conservatism

January 25, 2013 6 comments

The concepts of spontaneous order and bourgeois sexual conservatism, whose respective successes are exemplified by our own spirited university community, have more merit than first meets the liberal eye.

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Carty ’15: Men, manliness and manumission

November 25, 2012 5 comments

Masculinity commands us men in a way that isn’t altogether good, and I think we need to start talking about it.

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Carty’s Rebuttal: Should the University ban smoking near buildings?

October 26, 2012 1 comment

Among the many arguments that Cara Newlon ‘14.5 makes in her plea for Brown to “ban smoking altogether,” she seems to focus on two in particular.

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Carty ’15: Should the University ban smoking near buildings?

October 26, 2012 3 comments

Banning smoking near Brown campus buildings is ill-advised because such a ban does not advance public health or change personal incentives in any meaningful way.

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Carty ’15: Empathy over egotism

October 11, 2012 0 comments

Identity-based guilt may serve as a successful incentive, but it is ultimately a selfish one that defeats the goals of social justice.