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How to Uncompromisingly Challenge Privilege, Discrimination and Domination

“When we dare to speak in a liberatory voice, we threaten even those who may initially claim to want our words. In the act of overcoming our fear of speech, of being seen as threatening, in the process of learning to speak as subjects, we participate in the global struggle to end domination. 2,207 more words

Everyday Blackness

Utilitarianism: John Mill’s Sophisticated Version of Jeremy Bentham’s “Greatest Happiness Principle”

Utilitarianism: John Mill’s Sophisticated Version of Jeremy Bentham’s “Greatest Happiness Principle”

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John Stuart Mill would advise a human to live by his definition of the morally correct action; to do anything that brings the most amount of pleasure and least amount of pain to as many individuals as possible in the short and long run. 979 more words

Political Thought

Political Quotes Created and Documented by Yours Truly. © [Karen Ben-Moyal]. All Rights Reserved.

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“I suppose ignorance is truly bliss for the American that can comfortably live in a world with persistent acts and threats of terror, yet still seem to accommodate the discombobulated phobia of rising temperatures that seems to be sweeping the nation. 683 more words

Political Thought

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” 4,153 more words

Political Thought

From the Comments: Sovereignty, the Commons, and International Relations

There have been a number of excellent discussions in the ‘comments’ threads these days. Dr Khawaja adds more depth to the discussion on Iran and foreign policy. 279 more words

Political Thought

The Posh Boys Are having It bad

The blending of left- and right-wing programs is hardly novel. The Nazis proudly called themselves National Socialists. And Mussolini, who started out as a diehard socialist, didn’t give up his core belief in state control even after he found a more effective way of rousing disaffected Italian masses. 23 more words

Politics

Liberalism and Sovereignty

More than a year ago I promised Jacques a post on sovereignty and while I am not always able to follow up very quickly, I tend to do what I promise. 840 more words

Liberty