The language we use in large part creates our social reality. The character of our social institutions emerges from the things we say about them, and injustices can hide in plain sight if the accretions of euphemism around them are sufficiently compelling. Consider that the…
Yesterday (August 18, 2022), I had a new opinion piece run in The Hill. I wanted to share a longer version of that piece here at The Peaceful…
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We disagree, as anarchists, about what exactly it is that we’re up to. It isn’t just the question of why to embark on such a project—it’s the question…
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New Ways of Thinking and Talking About Social Dilemmas
In his introduction for Ivan Illich’s Celebration of Awareness, Erich Fromm defined radicalism not as “a certain set of ideas,” but as an approach or an…
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The social meaning of modernity expresses itself in domination, hierarchy, and oppression. The individual person living under such a social system is…
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It’s never been easy to know what to make of self-styled free-marketers who see global capitalism as a real-life instantiation of their values. Given…
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