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Blog 66 Just Housing Draft

Blog #66 –Just Housing? –Public Housing’s Past, Present, and Potential Future

In three parts: First, an argument about public housing and the concept of justice , suggesting that public housing is part of a whole housing system, private and public, shaped both by forces internal to it and external pressures from other parts of the system, justice being thus far a minor criterion for it operations. 1,615 more words

Transformative Demands

A crisis of Masculinity - Is 'meninism' the answer?

Old-fashioned ‘masculinity’ is under thereat from the crushing blows delivered by feminism. The days of wolf whistles and “Oi oi gorgeous!” bouncing off the rooftops are drawing to a close. 1,085 more words

Life

An Address to Wandering Eyes

I assume a solid way to initiate a “blog” is to explain the reason for its existence, at least I think that’s a good way to kick things off. 714 more words

Consumer Culture

Civilization and Its Discontents: A Marathon Reading

The Freud Museum in London will host a staged and interactive performance from 1pm on 14 June 2015

The Centre for Creative and Critical Thought at the University of Sussex together with the Freud Museum London are pleased to announce a marathon reading of Sigmund Freud’s classic text, Civilization and its Discontents. 150 more words

1900s

Out of the Desert and Onto the Screen: Facebook and The Hyperreal

“The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.”

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Social Media

The works of Leon Trotsky

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This post has been a long time coming. Not only because it’s taken time to track down and convert some of these massive files into manageable sizes, though that also. 1,156 more words

Writings

Terry Eagleton in conversation with Roger Scruton

What really divides the left and the right? To answer this question, Intelligence Squared brought together two giants of British intellectual culture for an ideological reckoning: Terry Eagleton, literary critic and long-time hero of the radical left, and Roger Scruton, right-wing philosopher who has written on everything from economic theory to literature, and architecture to wine. 22 more words

Cultural Theory