The “words are not actions” defense is misguided, and here’s why…
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.
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.
Wherein we examine the trials and tribulations of a mistreated concept: ‘ideology’
What is the nature of protest in a society that calls itself free? We return to the thought of Hannah Arendt to find out.
We often celebrate our political traditions—but how “traditional” are they?
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
“…human beings try to actualize ideas that, by the light of their own time, may have all the appearance of madness.”
The most famous madman in the history of storytelling has more to teach us about ourselves than you might think
It’s not that democracy’s bad, but …
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.
Wherein our scribe hazards a few modest proposals
In this day and age, what hope is left?
Philosophy shouldn’t just be intellectual entertainment…
Oil-consumerism: the conclusion of a 3-part series on Marshall McLuhan’s thought
What would Marshall McLuhan have to say about our society’s reliance on the oil industry?
A philosopher explores the value of big ideas…