The twentieth century’s most influential philosopher has passed away at 91. I remember when The Playboy Philosophy was being serialised in the magazine. I especially recall passing one of the many episodes around maths class, all of us thinking if only a world like this could come to pass. And you know what, it did come to pass and more comprehensively than anyone could have imagined, but by then I was no longer 14 years old. It has done endless harm to both men and women, making the stability of the family now all but unachievable, and added a new dimension to human unhappiness. It has now come down to where the only freedom for many is sexual freedom, but that apparently is good enough for them.
For those of us who only read the mag for the articles, let me bring this to your attention if you haven’t read it before: Donald Trump’s Playboy Interview. You can see why he’s president while also seeing that he, too, is from that era long ago before the Playboy Philosophy became the foundation and point of origin for Third Wave Feminism.