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Easter’s fools

‘… we obviously spend a lot of time celebrating Christmas and thinking about Christmas, but actually, really, Easter in many ways is the one that counts.

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Politics

Spree Preach?

This XKCD cartoon has been doing the rounds with various people agreeing vociferously with it. I’ve written quite a bit about the rise of private censorship before and yet we’re still having this argument and people are being extremely slow to wake up to the changing nature of communication and creativity in the modern world. 689 more words

Politics

If you're anti-blackface, then you also have to be anti-transvestite -- unless you're ok being a hypocrite.

I am going to make a point by arguing both sides of an issue.

The Right Argument (R): If one has a problem with blackface, then one should also have a problem with men dressing up as women. 647 more words

Media

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Plagiarism and Poetry: Robert Fitterman at the Literaturwerkstatt

Since writing this article, I’ve done some research and found out some more about Robert Fittermann and the book he was introducing: No, Wait. Yep, Definitely Still Hate Myself… 1,578 more words

Reviews Of Sorts

Bobby Jindal Sues MoveOn.org over Billboard Critical of His Administration

This week the Roberts Court doubled down on its arguments that political contributions are simply a form of free expression and they neither distort the electoral process nor exert a corrupting influence on our elected officials. 705 more words

Faculty

Peter and Jane: the threat of the familiar

Just as Schulz and Kuligk (see post here) based their latest book loosely on an idea by Fontane, the English artist Miriam Elia based her latest work “We Go to the Gallery” on the idea of Penguin’s Peter and Jane series (released under Ladybird books). 369 more words

Reviews Of Sorts

I'm back; Religious Negative Liberties vs. Positive Liberties

I apologize if anyone that was reading this a couple months ago was upset that I stopped posting anything, though I doubt anyone was. The reason for the silence is not that I have lost interest in the topics I intended this blog to be about. 1,106 more words