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10 07, 2020

Collectivism & Consensus in a Post Covid-19 World

By |2020-07-12T01:09:49+00:00July 10th, 2020|Arts & Letters, Featured, Justice, Theory|0 Comments

Death is a great leveler and, a virus that strikes at individuals indiscriminately, a potent reminder of just how precarious life can be and why, much like the pioneers, it might be in humankind’s best interest to re-invest in a philosophy that acknowledges man’s ability to understand the real world around him. Ayn Rand’s maxim that “nature to be commanded, must be obeyed” seems particularly appropriate (9). The question is, do we have the courage and the humility to subject ourselves to the laws of nature and identity?

4 10, 2019

Long Walk to Freedom: Xenophobia Continues Against African Migrants in Johannesburg, South Africa

By |2019-10-25T20:47:42+00:00October 4th, 2019|Justice, Practice|0 Comments

South Africans need to have a national dialogue about what it means to have immigrants in their midst and what part of this falls outside the country’s earlier vision of being a Rainbow Nation. South African cannot continue to preach the gospel of African Renaissance while it practices the talk of xenophobia

1 02, 2019

Social Contract Theory

By |2019-03-27T17:53:05+00:00February 1st, 2019|Justice, Theory|0 Comments

When you make an agreement of some significance (e.g., to rent an apartment, or join a gym, or divorce), you typically agree to certain terms: you sign a contract. This is for your benefit, and for the the other party’s benefit: everyone’s expectations are clear, as are the consequences of failing to meet those expectations.

11 01, 2019

Plato’s Crito: When should we break the law?

By |2019-03-27T18:14:49+00:00January 11th, 2019|Arts & Letters, Justice, Theory|0 Comments

Plato’s Crito describes a conversation that takes place in 399 B.C.E. in an Athens prison, where Socrates awaits execution.Not long before, an assembly of more than 500 Athenian citizens convicted Socrates of corrupting the youth and impiety, essentially failing to respect the gods of the city.

2 01, 2019

Democratic Socialism: An Impossible Dream? II

By |2019-03-27T18:15:22+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Justice, Theory|0 Comments

The first part of this article asserted that, contrary to the prevailing mythology on both sides of the Cold War, socialist revolutions never succeeded in creating genuine democratic socialism. Then, several insufficient explanations for why socialist revolutions failed to produce socialism were critiqued.

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