Category Archives: Philosophy

Plato’s Tree

Greece as an example of the economic and social damage that austerity in times of precarity can do. The legacy of Athena’s give to Athens — the olive tree that shaded democracy. Plus an update on the election of the left-wing Syriza Party in the Greek election of January 2015. Continue reading

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Ford Nation screwed blued and tattooed.

It is an easy thing to dismiss Ford Nation. Here’s how Jeffery Simpson does it in the Globe and Mail: “[They and their leaders] prefer to lecture rather than reason, to posture as … the “people” against undefined but dangerous … Continue reading

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Well, Happy New Year

As we grab a mug of the grog tonight and rally round to sing Auld Lang Syne remember to latch on to your neighbour’s arm in the proper Scottish way—only at the last verse. I’ll not disgrace the tune by … Continue reading

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November 11th, 1894. My Dear Lord Raglan, I am but a few leagues from you and your great house at Usk and travelling westward. However, I regret to say that I am storm-stayed in a small village on the border … Continue reading

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