Friday, July 19

Politics

Against zero tolerance
Politics

Against zero tolerance

In the context of antisemitism specifically the zero tolerance policy can lend credence to outrageous claims about a powerful Jewish conspiracy lording over society. That is exactly how the Nazis manipulated it during the Weimar period (1918-33).

The unreliable catcher
Politics

The unreliable catcher

What we should fear most, yet can never predict, is a ‘radical loser’s’ chance encounter with themselves, in a song, in a book, in a film. 

How New Zealand can begin to leave mediocracy behind
Culture, Politics

How New Zealand can begin to leave mediocracy behind

We may not yet quite be at the UK experience of ‘the university scam’ and the way too many students are conned into believing any degree (‘C’s get degrees’…), funded by deeply problematic student loans will provide them options it clearly will not, but in many ways we are not far off.