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Your Identity is Not an Argument

| by Jonathan Gleadell | Speaking as a Secular Humanist, I Don’t Really Care Who You’re Speaking As Starting a sentence with this new qualification to an opinion, during everything from a formal debate to a casual conversation, is one of the more annoying trends in modern dialogue. You hear it almost every day in […]

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WMD: Words of Mass Destruction

| by Christopher Kiely | An intense dialogue is taking place. A 140-character limit, FB post, meme riddled mess of propaganda in the purest Bernay’s sense. Information overload. YouTubers, rogue professors, selfie-taking, tweeting leaders and celebrities, all joined by anyone with an iPhone. Contributing to the jargon at an exponential rate: Alt-right, regressive left, anti-fa, […]

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Democracy Has No Place for Safe Spaces

It’s a paradox: The ability to communicate, spread and access information freely across borders and barriers has never been more readily available to people around the globe. Yet the belief in freedom of thought and expression as fundamental values underpinning an uber-connected world seems to be eroding. Even in democracies. Whether its American college students […]

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The Participation Trophy President

| by Mitchell Blatt | Donald Trump flew around the world, gave speeches, shook hands, pushed his way to the front of the photo line, and rode in a golf cart, just like a real president! For that, we are told, his trip was a “great success.” If ever there was a president for the era of […]

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