I find myself developing a magpie tendency whenever I see a good quote. Whether it’s for personal or academic use, I have a compulsion to document and accumulate them. 472 more words
ses·qui·cen·ten·ni·al: a one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary.
Canada 150. Canada, the nation-state, the former British colony-turned-dominion, turns one-hundred and fifty years this year. And as the sesquicentennial festivities around the country celebrates the occasion, corporations and institutions are licking their chops with the prospect of cashing in on all of that… 1,684 more words
The condition of self-consciousness, of being reflectively aware of one’s identity and actions, has been a repeatedly documented aspect of human experience throughout history. Self-representation in the poetry of the Renaissance court, for example, or the aesthetic endeavours of eighteenth-century portraiture, certainly attest to this. 984 more words
The Conservative government recently announced their Spring budget via the near universally derided Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. My loathing for the Tories is undisguised but when they announce their budget for the year ahead it is time to pay particular attention as it describes, better than any rhetoric, what the beliefs and ideologies of Conservatives are and most importantly where their faith lies which is (and seemingly always has been) in that strange and ephemeral thing: The Market. 1,526 more words