Tag Archive: power

Trump: Questions and Incredulity are the Sand We Stick Our Heads In.

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Democrats and sane Republicans alike keep asking the same questions – sometimes sincerely, sometimes for the sake of rhetoric, sometimes with a knowing wink and nod. Hasn’t Donald Trump read enough history to… Continue reading

Freedom, Citizenship and the Fear of Domination

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I can pinpoint the moment in my life when I began to have a deep understanding of the concept of citizenship. Oddly enough, it came while sitting stark naked in a huge, domed… Continue reading

I Think It’s Worse Than You Think

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For anyone who hasn’t read my writing or blog posts before, I want to come right out and identify myself as very much left of centre on most issues. There are a few… Continue reading

#PennState : A Study in Prestige, Power and the Abrogation of Responsibility

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On a March evening in 2002, Mike McQueary –  then a 28 year old graduate assistant – walked into a locker room at Penn State and witnessed an adult man, Jerry Sandusky, raping… Continue reading

The Morality of Altitude & The Culture of Fear

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A Culture of Information Privilege “The term ‘the morality of altitude’ was coined to apply to bomber pilots who released their payloads on victims they couldn’t see, without ever feeling any sense of… Continue reading