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Category Archives: education
What Laura Field does not know about Claremont, a response.
In her essay, What the hell happenned to Claremont Institute (https://thebulwark.com/what-the-hell-happened-to-the-claremont-institute/) Laura Field has done an excellent job analysing Kesler’s, Anton’s, and Ellmer’s writing. Her work though focuses on the symptoms and less on the causes because she did not … Continue reading
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How the documentary Hoaxed manipulated Black Lives Matter.
The film Hoaxed claims to be a documentary that tells the truth about the media and fake news. One part of the film looks at how the media covers racial violence. The directors and Mr Cernovich, though, want to look … Continue reading
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Trump, supremacism and political extremism
“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.”– Abraham Lincoln Donald Trump has made America … Continue reading
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Obama, Christie and Trump: a study in statesmanship (revised)**
(This is a revised version of the post. For the reasons see the bottom of the post) In ancient Greece, the statesman was often contrasted with the tyrant. A statesman ruled for the common good; the tyrant ruled for a … Continue reading
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Strauss, Weimar and the Crisis of the UK liberal democracy
Last night I sat down with Strauss’s Liberalism Ancient and Modern to read the chapter on Spinoza (Preface to Spinoza’s Critique of Religion). I did this to improve my understanding of Strauss’s approach to the tension between reason and revelation … Continue reading
Libertarianism’s hidden shadow: Tyranny
For most people the word libertarian makes them think of liberty. Libertarians want to ensure individual freedom. At the same time, people will seek libertarianism as opposed to tyranny. Despite the surface belief, I argue that it hides a tyrannical … Continue reading
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Persecution and the Art of Writing the return to an ancient problem
The story of the Bangladeshi writers who were hacked to death has not drawn as much attention as the Charlie Hebdo attack even though they share some similarities. The Bangladeshi writers wanted to write about atheism and to question the … Continue reading
A night at the Symposium: St. John’s College Post Graduate Research Symposium
On Thursday the 7th of August, I attended the Post Graduate Research Symposium at St. John’s College in Durham. The Institute for Advanced Studies hosted the event and Dr. Mark Ogden chaired it. The event had 10 speakers over 2 … Continue reading
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Snowden, Manning and Tsarnaev: is the only difference a pressure cooker? (Part 2)
(This is the second part of an essay, the first part, published earlier can be found here.) If liberalism cannot satisfy the disgruntled individual, what will? Manning, Snowden and Tsarnaev attack on America has revealed liberalism’s limits in the social … Continue reading
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Snowden, Manning and Tsarnaev: is the only difference a pressure cooker?
If we answer this question with a tentative yes, we uncover a deeper problem for liberal democracy. Exasperated by politics, the political process, and society’s failure to change the political system, the three men acted in their respective ways to … Continue reading