Categories Essays

The Souls of White Folk

This assumption that of all the hues of God whiteness alone is inherently and obviously better than brownness or tan leads to curious acts.

Categories Essays

Distorted Rhetoric and Forgotten Principles: How AOC is Reviving Oratory in the US

There are parallels to be made between the shape of democracy in Athens all those years ago and that of US politics today. In the same manner that rhetoric took principal place in determining the outcome of the socio-economic structures of the Athenian city-state, so too have we witnessed the undeniable power that rhetoric continues to possess in the present-day.

Categories Thoughts

We need to talk about trees

Trees are now a matter of politics. And we are learning that trees do more than previously thought. They are in fact a source of hope.

Categories Essays

The New Dark Age

Hope is above all ‘a state of mind … it is a dimension of the soul … It is an orientation of the spirit’

Categories Quotes

The best thing for being sad

The best thing for being sad is, Merlyn tells Wart, something that the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, and never dream of regretting

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Hegel and Martin Luther King

Hegel and Martin Luther King shared a deep understanding of profound change. There can be nothing new without a struggle with the old. And they might be telling us something important about right now

Categories Thoughts

The Force of Fiction

How do you relax at the end of a long day? Chances are you do something so commonplace to many of us that we seldom

Categories Quotes

What is a University?

When medievals first spoke of university they were referring not so much to institutions as to people.

Categories Quotes

Philosophy and Kant

Towards the conclusion of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason he writes something that might come as a surprise.