Tag Archives: commitment

“Decision” has the structure of “either/or.”

It commits to one side of an antagonistic contradiction. It corresponds to an unresolvable dilemma that demands resolution. 

Reason sees reasons to doubt.

Passion feels one way and then another. Commitment alone breaks these deadlocks of skepticism and ambivalence.

Complexity is built upon commitment.

What passes for complexity, nuance, and sophistication is usually confusion, diffidence, and false neutrality. 

Liberalism these days is neoliberalism.

We are past the point where it is irresponsible to make a value commitment to liberalism.

Paradox of freedom.

You become freer once you’ve made a commitment.


Truth marks commitment for revolutionaries and lovers.

Half-way there.

Commitment is like the two in a four-step.