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Raul Pope Farguell
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Marriage and Divorce Globally
The 19th Century in the West, with an explosion of literature of the likes of Jane Austen's  Pride and Prejudice , saw the birth of the Romantic Age. Instead of doing things because they were logical and expected of them, people did things because they want...
Marriage and Divorce Globally
Marriage and Divorce Globally
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Private Government
Elizabeth Anderson's book Private Government provides a uniquely perceptive spin on the role of government in our lives and does so by contrasting the complaints often made about government with observations about employers and the job market. Perhaps needl...
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Morning After the Night Before
"I would sell my mother into slavery to see that movie" said Slavoj Žižek in 2016 at a talk in Zurich titled Freedom, Possible and Impossible . He was referring to V for Vendetta 2 - the unmade sequel which will probably forever go unmade. You might be wond...
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Parallel between Women's Rights and Property
[...] The former [video] makes explicit that the woman has been kidnapped because she is considered to be property [...] A clear link is drawn for boys between loving a woman, owning her and acting with extreme aggression protect that right of ownership. So...
Parallel between Women's Rights and Property
Parallel between Women's Rights and Property
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The Boiled Frog/ Welfare State
Although cliched, a component of Europe's identity is the Welfare State and one which the rise of neoliberalism has sought to curtail. It is often taken as a given that there's enough public support for it to survive any discourse about the pros of privatis...
The Boiled Frog/ Welfare State
The Boiled Frog/ Welfare State
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2% DNA Difference
What is this? A centre for ants?  The American Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson made the following observation when asked recently about why we haven't made contact with other species from other planets. He said there were  maybe 2 scenarios: 1) Aliens ha...
2% DNA Difference
2% DNA Difference
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The F-Me Fork
Imagine you witness the conversation below between professional conspiracy theorist David Icke and the Queen (of the United Kingdom): David Icke: Are you a member of the lizard race that secretly control the world? The Queen: No, of course not. David Icke: ...
The F-Me Fork
The F-Me Fork
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Pro or Anti? Think 1, 2, 3
At a recent Stop the War meeting locally, we were discussing how to debate those who are pro-intervention in Syria. The truth is there might not be a way to convince anyone who is pro or anti anything since our positions are rarely based on the facts at han...
Pro or Anti? Think 1, 2, 3
Pro or Anti? Think 1, 2, 3
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You're already practising the end of Capitalism
Peter Sloterdijk in World Interior of Capitalism uses a metaphor given to us by Dostoevsky, where the latter found himself in the Kensington Exhibition Centre in 1862. Dostoevsky was disturbed by the climate-controlled hothouse of glass and steel. He is sai...
You're already practising the end of Capitalism
You're already practising the end of Capitalism
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Opportunity Knocks
We live in a world where our values, who we are and what we stand for, are under constant scrutiny. We have failed to realise that nothing is pure. Instead we play with nuance, rely on "knowing more", and exploit misrepresentation to show what it is we don'...
Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks
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