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Expanding the Liberty Canon: Seneca on Mercy and on Anger

Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger (4-65 CE) was born in the Roman Spanish city of Cordoba. Southern Spain was one of the most Romanised parts of the Roman Empire outside Italy , so it is not surprising that Seneca made his way to Rome where he became a writer and it seems a money lender. 1,065 more words

Liberty

Local Citizenship

In his latest blog over in Openborders.info, my usual stamping grounds, Nathan Smith discusses the need for citizenship to be voluntary. I agree with Nathan Smith wholeheartedly here. 995 more words

Sociology

September 15 – International Day of Democracy

2014 Theme: Engaging Young People on Democracy

Let us contemplate today as to where democracy stands in our modern times? The classic definition of democracy that we learnt is to have a government… 554 more words

Civil Society

On Conspiracies and Immigration Reform

Late last month I asked a simple question, what does the Obama administration hope to accomplish in regards to immigration? I answered that its goal was not to reform the United States immigration system unilaterally, but to use executive action to force Congress into acting. 918 more words

Current Events

Moral Mondays and Beyond

Moral Mondays, the “Brain Child” of the North Carolina State Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and  led by Rev. 529 more words

Political Thought

Expanding the Liberty Canon: Cicero's On the Republic

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) was a prominent lawyer, politician, and thinker in the last years of the Roman Republic. His death was a murder in revenge for his attacks on Marcus Antonius (known in English as Mark Anthony), in the form of a speech in the Senate against tyranny known as the First Philippic. 1,513 more words

Liberty

The Second Passage

So much has changed since the civil rights era of the 60’s. A different time… a different place…a different agenda. Police brutality has always been an issue but never directly confronted. 383 more words

Culture