Daily Archive: May 31, 2010

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(Non?)Violent Civil Disobedience

Last week I wrote a post on my other site about how the Palestinians should organize a massive non-violent civil disobedience campaign against Israel, which I think is the only way for them to...

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shameless self promotion

So True/Slant has been purchased by Forbes Media, meaning that June may be the last month a lot bloggers there get to keep writing for the site.  This also means you may only have...

Memorial Day.

Amid today’s cookouts and household projects, find time to remember those who went off to war and never came home: remember the brave reckless recruits, the desperate conscripts, the steadfast soldiers, and the many...

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The Homosexuals, 1967

Stepping into the way-back machine, Pam’s House Blend brings to light a CBS report on homosexuality, circa 1967: “With all of the bitter battles for each step of progress, when you watch something like this it...

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Plato, Phaedo and the ‘death’ of Socrates

Stepping from the Crito to the Phaedo dialogue, Plato moves onto more solid ground by switching the discussion to the soul; here, we might not agree with Socrates’s ideas about existence beyond death, but...