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Jannik Lindquist
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philosopher, father, son, brother, friend, luteplayer, photographer, western connoisseur, Google geek
philosopher, father, son, brother, friend, luteplayer, photographer, western connoisseur, Google geek

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3rd or 4th draft of some thoughts on Aristotle vs the Stoics. Still very basic. Expect changes :-) And hit the subscribe link if you want to stay updated when G+ is gone in a few months from now :-)
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Another post from this collection reincarnated as a post on my new blog :-) Don't forget to hit the subscribe link if you want to stay updated when G+ is gone (which will be in less than four months from now).
Self-sufficiency
Self-sufficiency
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Rather than exporting around 1230 posts and around 30.000 comments from my most popular collection I have decided to transform the best material from the collection into blog posts on a new blog. Here's an example. Hopefully, the blog will evolve into a new place to hang out and discuss for the community I have been building through five years of running my collection.

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I'm still working on transforming material from this collection into posts on my new blog - and here is the latest result :-)

If you feel like commenting on the text then please do it over on the blog. Let's see if we can make it a new place to hang out and discuss for this community :-) Remember, that Google will be closing Google+ in a few months from now.
Stoicism and Evil Governments
Stoicism and Evil Governments
socratesandthestoics.com
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My new blog now has a proper web address :-) I'm still in the process of converting a lot of material from this collection into blog posts. Here's an example.
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A recommendation :-)
Fantham's Selection of Seneca's Letters
Fantham's Selection of Seneca's Letters
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Thank you all for another wonderful and inspiring year 😊

As you might have heard by now this will also be our last full year together here on Google+ since Google will closing the platform this coming April. I have created a new group for us over at MeWe - but I realize that a lot of you don't really like the idea of creating a profile on yet another social network. In fact, I understand you perfectly. That's one of the reasons why I'm happy to announce that I have created a new blog for this project 😊

Right now, I'm busy working my way through the more than 1230 posts and well above 20.000 comments we ended up with in this collection. My plan is to use the best discussions as basis for posts on the new blog. It's still very early days, though - the blog hasn't got a proper webadress yet, for example - but have a look around and feel free to comment on whatever you like. And don't forget to click the "Subscribe"-link, if you want new posts directly in your inbox 😊

All the best and a very happy new year to you all!

Cheers,
Jannik
Socrates and the Stoics
Socrates and the Stoics
socratesandthestoics.blogspot.com
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Google+, december 2018
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"In the long run, NGOs are accountable to their funders, not to the people they work among. They’re what botanists would call an indicator species. It’s almost as though the greater the devastation caused by neoliberalism, the greater the outbreak of NGOs. Nothing illustrates this more poignantly than the phenomenon of the U.S. preparing to invade a country and simultaneously readying NGOs to go in and clean up the devastation. In order make sure their funding is not jeopardized and that the governments of the countries they work in will allow them to function, NGOs have to present their work in a shallow framework, more or less shorn of a political or historical context. At any rate, an inconvenient historical or political context.

Apolitical (and therefore, actually, extremely political) distress reports from poor countries and war zones eventually make the (dark) people of those (dark) countries seem like pathological victims. Another malnourished Indian, another starving Ethiopian, another Afghan refugee camp, another maimed Sudanese…in need of the white man’s help. They unwittingly reinforce racist stereotypes and reaffirm the achievements, the comforts and the compassion (the tough love) of Western civilization. They’re the secular missionaries of the modern world."
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