Monthly Archives: July 2012

Left wing anti-intellectualism

(This is a sequel to the previous post) – Ideas matter. One of the lines of thought which heavily influenced my outlook was that a society is ultimately just an aggregate of individuals – individuals who have free-will – and … Continue reading

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Right wing anti-intellectualism

Russel Jacoby argues in the Chronicle of Higher Education that the right (in America, at least), has increasingly become anti-intellectual and has embraced a reductive narrative of blame that boils down to, “the academics did it”: Or consider feminism. Have … Continue reading

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I still don’t even know

Long time no see, eh? One of the things which has been on my mind lately is that big word, vocation, and that significantly more boring word, career – to the point where writing anything has been hard, since I … Continue reading

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