[B]ecause […] the right of conquest being in fact no right at all, it could not serve as a foundation for any other right, the conqueror and the conquered ever remaining with respect to each other in a state of war, unless the conquered, restored to the full possession of their liberty, should freely choose … Continue reading Violence, Ideology and the Aims of Society
The Long Con
I recently read an article about the how Virgin Atlantic is going to start offering unlimited vacations to their employees. Following the trend started by Netflix and many other high tech companies. This seems like a pretty good deal— on the surface. But we will explore this more later. First I want to explain how … Continue reading The Long Con
Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?
A lifetime ago or so I was a film student and a freshman in college, excited to earn my chops behind a camera and become a modern day story teller. Although, I later rerouted my GPS and changed my studies to my first true love: philosophy, I did end up learning some interesting things about … Continue reading Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?
The Memorial Day Illusion
Today is Memorial Day and I am bombarded with Facebook posts that are asking me to take the time to honor the men and women who have served our country and not to passively and disingenuously dismiss Monday as being only instrumental in allowing for a three-day weekend and an excuse to drink in excess … Continue reading The Memorial Day Illusion