Perhaps my willingness to write is due to an assured level of self-confidence or just over-development of American ostentatiousness. It's been rather easy for me to write so perhaps I'm the wrong person to answer this. Or perhaps I'm the best person to answer this? Oddly, the act of asking that question is what I … Continue reading on conversation and self-awareness
'The only way to survive such shitty times, if you ask me, is to write and read big, fat books, you know?' - Slavoj Žižek https://qz.com/896463/is-it-ok-to-punch-a-nazi-philosopher-slavoj-zizek-talks-richard-spencer-nazis-and-donald-trump/ Maybe this article should have come first. I am unsure as to whether my reluctance to put my thought into published words is due to cripplingly low self-esteem or … Continue reading why a conversation?
It has been some time since we last wrote and we know the outcome of the notorious election of 2016 as it was cemented in last week’s inauguration. We watched the American presidential election results roll in together and I laughed (because I’d been drinking) while you despaired. I made jokes about us seeking German … Continue reading in defence of democracy
Earlier this week, I watched helplessly as two overgrown children fought over a very expensive toy; they were the terrifying, haunt-your-dreams figures of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the toy was the United States of America. I’ve gone from cautiously optimistic about the state of politics in the Western world (a distant memory, honestly) … Continue reading the problem of democracy
If science as we understand it (The Enlightenment Project, modernity etc) is on a timeline then the social “sciences” would do better to stop hitching their wagon to science. The beautiful thing about theory is that it can never be disproved. As long as it makes no claims to absolutism it cannot be refuted. It … Continue reading the problem of academia