Power, sovereignty, authority – whatever we choose to call this ruling force – is forever doomed to be hypocritical. By that is meant that whoever, or whichever party has the power to make the exception will never be true to the cause and intent of the regime that they promote because power is always the […]

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world”. Beckett, Samuel. Endgame. Preface by Rónán McDonald. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2009.

What is mental illness? These days, the conventional understanding goes something along the lines of “mental illness is a disease of the brain which involves a disconnection of some sort in brain chemicals.” These kinds of definitions involve the assertion that mental illness is a biological, chemical thing, which, when stated by scientists comes off […]

Is there no more to a person than their income? It seems that a person’s economic value is all that they are judged by, no matter which regime they find themselves in. It is always the same, because humans need an excuse to pass judgement. Justifications aren’t necessary as long as deviations are not defined […]

Here is a man who lives out on the frontiers. He sustains himself on a stunningly beautiful stretch of land, mostly in isolation and cares nothing for worldly things. His attention is focused on the simple day-to-day of his own survival. For Faustino freedom and liberty are simple. He is not bound by the laws […]

I take this class on the sociology of activism at the moment. It’s one of my more intimate classes, since it’s early in the morning and few make the effort to appear. It is also a discussion-based seminar, which means that the students carry the load of making it interesting. So, anyway, we were given […]


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