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The Importance of being Earnest

Around 380 BC, Plato wrote the Gorgias, a fictional dialogue between Socrates and a group of sophists at a dinner party. The work follows the principle of Plato’s other dialogues: the group debates amongst themselves about the true nature of political rhetoric through the Socratic method. Both Socrates and Plato believed earnestly in the intellectual…

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The Anatomy of Hatred

Alex Malouf reflects on the concept of hatred and situates it in the current political climate. Hate. The word ‘hate’ is, at least in English, a very vague concept. You can use it for just about any kind of negative relationship with anything, regardless of how severe it actually is. You hate stubbing your toe…

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Why do we care so much about women smiling?

For International Women’s Day, Gemma Hudson reflects on the social conditioning of gender in society and advocates for substantive change. We like it when people are nice, but we especially like it when women are nice. We like it when they’re accommodating, respectful, diplomatic. We’re told that no matter what happens, there is nothing to…

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