What insights can we gain through thinking about the race hoax perpetrated by Jussie Smollett? Our society is being poisoned by a view of racism that is self-perpetuating and provides no solutions. Welcome to the post-post-racial world.
It’s easy to assume that if the majority of the public wants something, then our leaders ought to do it. That’s the point of democracy, right? Actually, no. Majority rule would be a disaster!
“Usually, a book like this could easily sit on my pile for a year before being touched, but as it happens I decided to at least read the introduction when I arrived at home. It turned out that this would be the second non-fiction book I have read in my life that I would have difficulty putting down…”
What is the value of a human being? This question has had many answers over time, and our secular society is not well equipped to answer it. We can start by asking what the word “value” means.
Several attempts have been made to plot the political landscape. The classic left-right spectrum, the popular “political compass”, the libertarian’s favourite Nolan Chart, and Brian Patrick Mitchell’s less well-known arche/kratos plot. But they all lacked something. Math.