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Despots aren’t defeated by laughter, but the fundamental message of the comedian – “it doesn’t have to be this way” – threatens authority and disturbs the prevailing order.
The quest by the super-rich to conquer outer space is a deluded attempt to sidestep the political conflicts and ecological damage of the old planet.
Literature is seen as partial and feminine, whereas philosophy is associated with objectivity and masculinity. It’s time to put this false ideological separation behind us.
Capitalists' acquiescence to electoral democracy follows from their distinctive political interests, and is strictly conditional.
We can't question every technology every time we use it – the price of eternal vigilance is mental exhaustion – but we must strive to be aware of our vulnerability.
The irrational fear of the “pomo”, or pomophobia, has claimed minds from across the political spectrum.
Reading shapes our moral sensibility: the literary dominance of white men impoverishes our ethical understanding.
The moral philosopher on how pandemics and the climate crisis have newly exposed the dangers of meat-eating.
How we rest is shaped by how we work, and so is fundamentally determined by relations of power.
As long as GDP growth is the defining goal, our economies will remain tethered to a time-scarce, consumerist way of living that is unsustainable.
How a partisan pro-independence blog irrevocably transformed online politics in Britain.