The Bad News of Fake News

The year is 2017, and despite many predictions to the contrary, humanity is still going – just about. One side effect of our continued existence is the decline of facts. It has become blatantly obvious that as humanity advances, our ability to tell the truth declines considerably, to the point I would now add facts…

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Perceptions of Feminism

The definition of feminism in the always handy oxford dictionary is ‘the advocation of women’s rights on the grounds of the equality of the sexes’. It is because of my belief in this definition that I very happily call myself a feminist, take part in feminist movements and advocate the cause as best I can.

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Islam is not a homogeneous blob

By Julius L. Geertz The following are Christians: Adventists, Anglicans, Catholics, Evangelicals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lutherans, Orthodox – Greek, Russian, Georgian, and Pentecostals. They are all distinct from each other. The German CDU is on the political right. The Presidents of Ecuador, El Salvador and Nicaragua are firmly on the left. All derive policy from Catholic teaching.…

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What impact does ‘The Arts’ actually affect?

Does the Arts ever truly have the social impact its acolytes proclaim? Did 12 Years a Slave change our perceptions of race? Did The Vagina Monologues tear down the patriarchy? This is not a challenge of the merit or intellectual weight of the Arts. Rather, outside of the bubble/ivory tower/liberal arts graduates, does it actually…

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