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The SMU controversy: How not to do things with words

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The “words are not actions” defense is misguided, and here’s why…

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Fences and neighbours

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At the end of the day, it seems as though this isn’t a story about an unsightly metal-and-plexiglass barrier. It appears to be a story about a group of people presuming to treat citizens like subjects.

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Get Off The Fence!

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With the St. John’s Port Authority under fire, its determination to fence the harbour has illuminated an otherwise opaque actor in city affairs. And its broader mandate may require greater flexibility than it’s been willing to show so far.

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Fantastic adventures in ideology!

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Wherein we examine the trials and tribulations of a mistreated concept: ‘ideology’

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Consent in the Age of Electoral Machines (Part II)

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What is the nature of protest in a society that calls itself free? We return to the thought of Hannah Arendt to find out.

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Consent in the Age of Electoral Machines

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We often celebrate our political traditions—but how “traditional” are they?

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On Newfoundland Republicanism, Political Freedom, and Hannah Arendt

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Currently, we have an ethos that encourages passivity in relation to the abuses that political parties inflict on us today. But it’s not the only possible state of affairs

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Theses on Occupy Wall Street (Part II)

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It’s not that democracy’s bad, but …

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Students aren’t the only ones who need an education

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The Eastern School District defends a new policy about cheating by saying that acquiring knowledge doesn’t include learning social conduct. They’re wrong. Here’s why.

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Theses on Occupy Wall Street (Part I)

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Wherein our scribe hazards a few modest proposals

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In defense of philosophy as a way of life

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Philosophy shouldn’t just be intellectual entertainment…

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The medium is the message…but so what?

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Marshall McLuhan reminds us that despite all our technology, we’re actually still not very media-savvy at all

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Philosophy? What’re you gonna do with that?

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A philosopher explores the value of big ideas…

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