Democracy and the End of Metaphysics

Long I have desired to connect my interest in democracy and participatory politics, (i.e. unionism, syndicalism, anarchism etc…) with my interest in the work of Martin Heidegger. Heidegger’s philosophy is not explicitly democratic, and Martin’s actual political exploits leave much to be desired. Heidegger’s late position wasn’t so much conservative as anti-political, taking the stance […]

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No Rape, just Racism

When is accusing someone of rape an act of racism? When the “victim” decides its rape only after the fact, on the basis of your race: Although conceding that the sex was consensual, district court judge Tzvi Segal concluded that the law had a duty to protect women from “smooth-tongued criminals who can deceive innocent […]

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What is the CUPE Academic Boycott?

These are just facts that anyone can easily access. I found this source in two minutes using google: It is important to understand that this is not a call to boycott individual Israeli academics. Rather, the boycott call is aimed at academic institutions and the institutional connections that exist between universities here and those in […]

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“Hey, Paul Krugman”, Confirmation Bias, and the Pop-idolization of Academics

Jonathen Mann writes a song a day, everyday. Last thursday he posted the “Ipod Antenna Song” which was featured in Apple’s July 16th press conference on “Antenna Gate“. When you write a song everyday, and you aren’t terrible, some of them are going to be good. This is actually his theory – given any stable […]

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Come And See

Come and See is a 1985 Soviet film about the Barbarossa campaign’s effects on the villages of Belorussia.  While everyone is familiar with the Holocaust, the extent to which operation Barbarossa was a racial extermination, a genocide against the “lesser peoples” of Russia, is significant and deserves knowing about. The film chronicles a boy’s life during the war, beginning […]

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