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Trump's Tweets: Thucydides and the Definition of Words

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Sat, 2019-07-20 02:01

Trump’s Tweets: Thucydides and the Definition of Words


The Snares of 'hate speech': John Stuart Mill and Offence

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Tue, 2019-07-16 04:47

The Snares of Hate Speech: John Stuart Mill and Offence

Amongst all the Engines of Dissention, there hath been none more powerful in all Times, than the fixing Names upon one another of, Contumely and Reproach, and the reason is plain, in respect of the People, who tho' generally they are uncapable of making a Syllogism or forming an Argument, yet they can pronounce a word; and that serveth their turn to throw it with their dull malice at the Head of those they do not like; such things ever begin in Jest, and end in Blood, and the same word which at first maketh the Company merry, groweth in time to a Military Signal to cut one anothers’ Throats.


Mr Seymour's Private Member's Bill and the Bear who let it alone

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Tue, 2019-06-18 23:18

James Thurber’s story of the Bear Who let It Alone has this as its moral: “You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.” The private members Bill regarding free speech is a call that necessarily and rightly brings the issue directly to the public in parliament rather than out in the commentariat. Hate speech is a hopelessly fraught political concept and does not fit with the rule of law.


The Finale of the Game of Thrones: Cultural Vertigo at the Abyss of The Dionysian

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Wed, 2019-06-12 03:51
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There has been media comment on the finale ending of series 8 of the Game of Thrones (GoT) with one writer commenting on its leftist-Cultural Marxist- decadence and nihilism. The two Queens, Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, bring about the destruction of Kings Landing, the massacre of its population, and their own deaths. Following the chaos, there is a re-jigging, and a resetting of Westeros’ political wheel, which the wheel of history and not of utopia’s end of history.

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Done! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-06-13 05:25
GoT — by Graham Hill on Thu, 2019-06-13 05:15
Game of Drones — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-06-12 09:22

“Sleepers Awake”—The Woke Threat to The Rule of Law

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Wed, 2019-05-29 01:06

The Rule of Law (RoL) is one of the important gears that mesh with several others to form the machinery of Western civilisation. Niall Ferguson in the West and the Rest has called it one of “the Killer Apps" accounting for the success of the West and why societies in the West that are sought after by people from elsewhere who wish to live in them.

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Threat, but reality is biting back — by gregster on Wed, 2019-05-29 12:23
Welcome aboard, Graham — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-05-29 08:04

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