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The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power (1998) is the first book by American author Robert Greene. The book, an international bestseller, is a practical guide for anyone who wants power, observes power, or wants to arm himself against power.  913 more words


Day 8: Monday, January 12th: Dating and the Internet!

As always, I’m absolutely loving all of your responses! Perhaps it is because we have the internets between each other that allow for it, but you all are really getting into these topics in ways that students in this class typically don’t (after all, to question the taboos of intergenerational sex is not something someone may feel incredibly safe doing in the classroom setting!). 1,172 more words

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Day 6 and 7: Saturday and Sunday, January 10 and 11th : The Charmed Circle!

Welcome to the weekend! Just a reminder that you have 48 hours (both Saturday AND Sunday) to respond to this post.

Now what does sex education, homosexuality, pornography, abortion, and pre-marital sex have to do with each other? 1,213 more words

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History of Agonalia

An Agonalia or Agonia was an obscure archaic religious observance celebrated in ancient Rome several times a year, in honor of various divinities. Its institution, like that of other religious rites and ceremonies, was attributed to Numa Pompilius, the semi-legendary second king of Rome. 1,707 more words


DAY 4: January 7th Thursday: Sex and Genital Obsessions!

First off: I’m loving these posts. You all are clearly taking the time to think carefully about the readings and their inclusive topics AND are taking the time to respond to one another in real discussion.  1,883 more words

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On Why Defenders of Intellectual/Academic Freedom Should Defend Political Freedom (But Don't)

I have a very simple thesis: Defenders of intellectual/academic freedom should be the staunchest defenders of political, economic freedom as well.

Unfortunately, this thesis is contradicted by reality consistently. 2,326 more words


Day 2: Tuesday January 6th Post: Ideology! concrete conditions and imaginary relationships..

Wow. Yeah. Those were some heavy readings. And guess what, those are the hardest to read you will have all semester!! You are quite welcome! 1,636 more words