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Ron Paul: Republican

April 30, 2007

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American politics needs more Republicans like this. Ron Paul is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative who is one of the most outspoken of the Republicans against the war. He offers a number of robust constitutionalist arguments against U.S. foreign policy. [YouTube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZmPS0XmeBw”%5D The more impotent democrats could learn a lot from this guy, that’s for sure. One wonders, […]

‘New’ Commentary on Aristotle

April 26, 2007

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It isn’t every day that something like this happens. Researchers using spectral imaging techniques have uncovered the commentary within a text known as the Archimedes Palimpest. Medieval recyclers seem to have thought this pagan work unworthy of preservation, because they just scrubbed it off and re-used the manuscript. The original is on the left, the […]

Fascist America?

April 24, 2007

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Naomi Wolf has an interesting article in The Guardian today which compares the present climate in the United States with the ferment of fascism in the middle of the 20th Century in Europe. I would say it’s pretty uncomfortable reading. Here’s a summary of the list for all wannabe fascists to keep handy. 1.) Invoke […]

Zizek on Philosophy

April 20, 2007

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… and chocolate laxatives.

CFP – Pli (Warwick)

April 11, 2007

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Pli invites submissions for the next volume (Volume 19) which will be concerned with the notions of sense and nonsense. ‘The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.’ Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections ‘In order to be able to draw a limit to thought, we should have to […]

CFP – Studies in Social Justice

April 10, 2007

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The Editors of Studies in Social Justice invite submissions all year round. Studies in Social Justice is published twice yearly by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. This electronic journal publishes articles on issues dealing with the social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with the struggle for social justice. […]