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Quiet of the Now

Between memories and daydreams, between the past and the future, the mind lingers.

It’s squished.

You have to fight the onslaught of time on two fronts before you can carve out a space in which to have a moment for rational, directed thoughts. 629 more words


The Responsibility of Public Intellectuals in Holding Governments to Account | The Diffusion of Responsibility in Bureaucracy

The murder of Kitty Genovese is one of the most commonly used case studies for introducing the concept of the bystander effect in social psychology. It’s the story of how a young woman was sexually assaulted and murdered in front of numerous witnesses who failed to assist her, or even call the police. 1,397 more words

Are We "Shining In The Space Of Appearances" Yet?

Hannah Arendt said (at a 1972 Toronto conference, published in Thinking Without a Banister, p. 451) that “glory” in the political realm is “shining in the space of appearances.”  W.H. 714 more words


You may have muttered it yourself today.

‘Never enough time to think’?

Organisations of all shapes and sizes report staff experiencing being ….overwhelmed. With not enough time to think, decisions and actions are made and taken on the hoof. 206 more words


Philosophy in 500 #4 – Arendtian Solitude, Isolation and Loneliness.

Philosophy in 500 #4 – Arendtian Solitude, Isolation and Loneliness.

Okay, I get that these terms don’t seem particularly complex, or in need of explanation. But hear me out. 632 more words


The Mexican-American War, and another warm welcome

My topic over at RealClearHistory today is the Mexican-American War and slavery, so be sure to show me a little extra love and have a peek. 340 more words

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