The illiberal nature of modern liberalism

Introduction My title seems nonsensical; surely liberals must be liberal?  Is that not a tautology?  And yet modern self-described liberals seem to be moving further away from what we might expect to be liberal positions such as respect for the rule of law, the concept that human rights are indeed universal, and the championing of … Continue reading The illiberal nature of modern liberalism

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Charlie Sheen, Societal Roles and Transgression

Introduction In recent days it has been very hard not to be aware of Charlie Sheen and his curiously uninhibited life-style; indeed the media coverage of his each and every action or utterance has been such that even one so generally ignorant of popular culture as I has (eventually) noticed that something excitingly strange was … Continue reading Charlie Sheen, Societal Roles and Transgression