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At the heart of Europe […] lay a hugely complex and fragmented political entity which resisted the ‘modernizing’ trend of national state formation, and preserved medieval arrangements conceived as rooted in antiquity: the Holy Roman Empire.
Minarchism–basically as small a government as we can get away with–is probably the most economically efficient possible way to organize society. A night watchman state providing courts of last resort and just enough military to keep someone worse from taking over. 273 more words
Middle East Technical University
Within social science, the terms ‘Frankfurt School’ and ‘Critical Theory’ evoke more than just the idea of a particular paradigm; they trigger memories of a string of names – starting with Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse and Habermas – and associations with the critique of culture, positivist dispute, and the student movement of the 1960s. 1,125 more words
One of the greatest controversies on the Brazilian internet these last few days was to define Nazism as either left-wing or right-wing. I even wrote something about it in Portuguese, and although I really tried my best not to be controversial, I was amazed by how divisive the issue seems to be. 576 more words
It’s been more than two weeks since the last “weekly reading suggestions”, as I’ve been away volunteering in Calais, where following the eviction of “the Jungle” (the infamous unofficial refugee camp), more than 750 migrants are still currently sleeping the streets. 466 more words