Tag Archives: Politics

Trump and Authoritarianism

I’ve written before about Trump as a candidate,  arguing that he represents a frightening trend in American politics toward an interest in “doers,” those who want to exert their will on the political stage to “get things done” despite the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Trump

Donald Trump is an unconventional, untested, and polarizing presidential candidate, and I think many who plan to vote for him will do so holding their nose—but the fact remains that his ascendance to candidacy represents a significant trend in American … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Penn Jillette on Trump, Hillary, and Johnson

Naturally, this will be one of those videos whose context will change as this year’s election cycle continues and eventually ends. Still, I think Jillette has a lot of interesting things to say–and he’s such a likable person.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of Politics & The Importance of Disinterestedness

It’s that time of year again: the latest election cycle is running through the air and wire and screen, etc., ad nauseum. Something has changed, though. Where you once debated this candidate v. that candidate over the kitchen table with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

An Introduction to Left-Libertarianism

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I advocate individual liberty, but am also clearly left-leaning in much of what I choose to write on.  Recently, I stumbled upon a whole body of literature from a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On DOMA, Prop 8, and the Critique of the Politics of Inclusion

To the joy of many and the dismay of some, The US Supreme Court finally struck down DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and for all us Californians, dismissed Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.  For those of us who value equality in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friere’s ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ – with Noam Chomsky

Below is a very interesting talk on Paolo Friere’s landmark text on the development of critical consciousness in students.  Definitely worth a watch.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment