Tag Archives: culture

Muslims, Modernity and the Mundane

The continuing saga of beheadings perpetrated by jihadists of ‘Western’ origin is much discussed and little understood. One relatively unseen perspective is that this saga highlights a crisis within ‘Western’ civilisation, within ‘modernity’. Religious fundamentalism of any stripe is a … Continue reading

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Cultivating Consistent Culture

It would seem clear to me that a fundamental reason for the absolutely confounding confusion found among the broad mass of peoples in all nations is due to their respective cultures. When I say culture I do not merely refer … Continue reading

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Visions of Apocalypse

Apocalypse: the end of the world as we know it – the concept of an all-encompassing end to things has been prevalent all throughout recorded history. The multitude of religious accounts alone are a testament to this historical obsession with … Continue reading

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On Reifying ‘The Market’

There is common problem amongst those who proselytize the ideas of ‘freedom’ and more specifically those who support ‘anarcho-capitalism’ that has to do with the conception of ‘the market’ as an absolute and its reification in much of the discourse. … Continue reading

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