The humanities have much to teach our adversarial culture about empathy

by Alexander Bevilacqua Aeon Jan 15, 2019 Recently discovered prisoner writings on the wall of Lyon’s notorious Montluc prison from which résistant and historian Marc Bloch was taken and executed by the Nazis on the night of the 16 June 1944. A noted historian, Bloch wrote: ‘The task of the historian is understanding, not judging.’ Photo by … Continue reading The humanities have much to teach our adversarial culture about empathy

Families of Sandy Hook Victims Score Legal Victory Against Performance Artist Alex Jones and Infowars

Families of the Sandy Hook victims are suing Jones, saying he promoted lies about the school shooting to profit from their pain. By Claudia Koerner, BuzzFeed Jan 12, 2019 Alex Jones will have to turn over his tax returns, business plans, and marketing data in a lawsuit with families of Sandy Hook victims, who say … Continue reading Families of Sandy Hook Victims Score Legal Victory Against Performance Artist Alex Jones and Infowars

It’s Not An Easy Thing To Admit When You’re Wrong; That’s Why I Won’t Do It

by Bob Lansdown All of us do or say the wrong thing from time to time. It’s my belief that what matters most is not the mistakes we make in life, but how we choose to respond after we’ve made them. Refusing to acknowledge our errors is easy: We simply presume that we are correct … Continue reading It’s Not An Easy Thing To Admit When You’re Wrong; That’s Why I Won’t Do It

The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

(Editor's note: O Society readers will recognize this as just another manifestation of the Conservative Moral Hierarchy . The reason this manifestation is so acute the specific case of AOC is her presence in Congress violates the CMH in multiple status categories: race, sex, age, wealth...)  Laura Basset Yahoo! News Jan 11, 2019 Conservatives’ bizarre, … Continue reading The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

Donald Trump Learned to Talk to Americans by Playing the People’s Champion on WWF Wrasslin’

With the help of professional wrestling, Trump discovered that he could be the voice of the people. By All That's Interesting Donald Trump’s transformation from East Coast rich kid to President of the United States took decades to play out — and had Trump not participated in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), it may have … Continue reading Donald Trump Learned to Talk to Americans by Playing the People’s Champion on WWF Wrasslin’

5 Things You Learn About Filthy Rich People Working at a Fancy Hotel

by Taylor Crane Cracked The rich and the famous live lives of unthinkable luxury in their gated homes far away from us commoners. But if you want to peer into their bizarre lives without the help of a telephoto lens, all you need to do is get a job at a fancy hotel. Cracked sat … Continue reading 5 Things You Learn About Filthy Rich People Working at a Fancy Hotel