Monthly Archives: August 2017

Can’t Stop The Prophet?

So I encountered this on the weekend: Is it Wrong to Blame Islam? (sorry for the spoilers but the answer is apparently NO) It annoyed me a bit. It annoyed me in a multi-dimensional manner. It annoyed me in its assumptions about … Continue reading

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Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

Adele Webb has an engaging article on The Conversation about ambivalence towards democracy among electorates. It’s the start of something but by no means the end. Have a read and then consider my response here. There’s a challenge with applying … Continue reading

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Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)

Opening Ceremony One running theme throughout this blog will be that of the impact of automation on work, politics, and society. The machines are coming – and not just for the kind of working stiffs who can’t get an article … Continue reading

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Fear of Politics (2) – We Had To Destroy The Polity To Save It

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is not a virtue I am not really equipped to write about conservative dogma. I consume a great deal of it passively like the … Continue reading

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Class Dismissed

Given this inherent structural problem, progressives must surely seek to persuade lower class people to entertain their ideas—patiently, inventively and persistently—instead of imposing them. – From Shannon Burns – In Defence of the Bad, White Working Class OK. Drop the mike. Go … Continue reading

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