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"In This Present Crisis"
The SMU controversy: How not to do things with words
The “words are not actions” defense is misguided, and here’s why…
September 9, 2013
“In This Present Crisis”
Fences and neighbours
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…
December 20, 2012
Get Off The Fence!
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…
December 11, 2012
Fantastic adventures in ideology!
Wherein we examine the trials and tribulations of a mistreated concept: 'ideology'
August 24, 2012
Consent in the Age of Electoral Machines (Part II)
What is the nature of protest in a society that calls itself free? We return to the thought of Hannah Arendt to find out.
July 4, 2012
Consent in the Age of Electoral Machines
We often celebrate our political traditions—but how "traditional" are they?
May 31, 2012
On Newfoundland Republicanism, Political Freedom, and Hannah Arendt
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…
April 19, 2012
Everyone is Don Quixote (Part II)
"...human beings try to actualize ideas that, by the light of their own time, may have all the appearance of madness."
February 23, 2012
Everyone is Don Quixote (Part I)
The most famous madman in the history of storytelling has more to teach us about ourselves than you might think
January 26, 2012
Theses on Occupy Wall Street (Part II)
It's not that democracy's bad, but ...
December 22, 2011
Students aren’t the only ones who need an education
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.
November 24, 2011
Theses on Occupy Wall Street (Part I)
Wherein our scribe hazards a few modest proposals
October 27, 2011
Love in collapse
In this day and age, what hope is left?
September 30, 2011