Category Archives: Thoughts of others

Readiness to believe anything – ignorance and conviction

It is not perhaps without good reason that we attribute to simple-mindedness a readiness to believe anything and to ignorance the readiness to be convinced, for I think I was once taught that a belief is like an impression stamped … Continue reading

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Interpretation

From the old box ‘Drafts’ or forgotten articles: August 31, 2012 From the old box: “Forgotten articles”: August 31, 2012 “It is more of a job to interpret the interpretations than to interpret things, and there are more books about … Continue reading

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Migrant children in cages – part 2

Originally posted on NICK "EL CATRACHO" ROGERS:
Dear readers, Apparently Donald Trump had a change of heart, yesterday. He has stopped unaccompanied minors being separated from their parents. How nice of him. He said he is showing his…

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Migrant children in cages

Originally posted on NICK "EL CATRACHO" ROGERS:
Dear readers, I get political now and then. Usually because I like the rest of the world get angry or emotional at images of words that hit a nerve. I am…

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Whose university is it anyway?

Ron Srigley, Los Angeles Review of Books, 22 February 2018 Administrators control the modern university. The faculty have ‘fallen,’ to use Benjamin Ginsberg’s term. It’s an ‘all-administrative’ institution now. Spending on administrators and administration exceeds spending on faculty, administrators out-number faculty … Continue reading

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Leading the fight for freedom – in Turkey and elsewhere

Originally posted on Turkey File:
You’d have to love your president! Saturday, 15 July, was the first anniversary of a failed attempt by some officers in the Turkish armed forces to overthrow the country’s democratically elected AK Party government. The…

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Trump et al.— The Global Storm

Originally posted on Back To The Routes:
​All around us, I see posts about how when Trump won, so did sexism, racism and hate. But the issue runs much deeper. First think about this question— would you mind so much…

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Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’

A stand-in Ukip leader said while the votes were being counted that it ‘looks like 2016 is going to be the year of two big political revolutions’ Nigel Farage saying it would be ‘bigger than Brexit’. Nigel Farage later tweeted I … Continue reading

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Some quotes Americans should remember when going to the ballot office

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.” Trump caught on a bus on tape. And more than once he was not blushing saying “I did try and fuck her. She was … Continue reading

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France and the Burkini

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:
? EDIT: As several readers have pointed out, it is not France but specific municipalities in France that have banned the burkini. Some municipalities in France have decided to ban ‘burkinis’ on various beaches. This means…

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