Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Jan 15, 2019 In Ocasio-Cortez we see what it might look like for left to retake control – to begin talking about what we want to talk about rather than whatever Trump is spewing ‘She made it clear that her loyalties weren’t with the Democratic leadership but rather the protesters … Continue reading Who’s afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Doctors have patients, not “medicine consumers.” Teachers have students, not customers

by CORY DOCTOROW BoingBoing Jan 13, 2019 Professionalization isn't perfect: historically, professional societies "were structured around hierarchies of gender and race and laypeople were expected to obey expert judgment without even asking questions." But professionals were also organized around ethics of service and morals, with professional standards that required practitioners to use their expertise to further … Continue reading Doctors have patients, not “medicine consumers.” Teachers have students, not customers

What Is Donald Trump Actually Saying?

What are Donald Trump’s garbled, rambling, grammar-school level speeches actually saying? Linguistics experts attempt to explain. by Nickolaus Hines All That Is Interesting https://youtu.be/D06SKuQ7p5M There is something about the way Donald Trump speaks that makes many people want to listen. He’s made a number of discredited claims, spewed divisive rhetoric, and gone so far as … Continue reading What Is Donald Trump Actually Saying?

Endless Culture War

  by Linh Dinh Postcards from the End of [the] America[n Empire] Dec 24, 2018 Ea Kly, 2018 In Bangkok for Miss Universe 2018, Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam made international news when they were idiotically mocked by Miss USA for not knowing English. The Vietnamese beauty, H’Hen Nie, is a Rade from Dak Lak, a … Continue reading Endless Culture War

Wittgenstein on Religion

In the case atheism vs religious belief, Ludwig Wittgenstein is called to the stand. Whose side does his testimony serve? by Stephen Law Aeon Jan 3, 2019 When contemporary atheists criticise religious beliefs, they usually criticise beliefs that only crude religious thinkers embrace. Or so some people claim. The beliefs of the sophisticated religious believer, it’s suggested, … Continue reading Wittgenstein on Religion