Why you can say goodbye to tolerance

Is this the end for tolerance? On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, consisting of mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage-taking, occurred in Paris and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Three suicide bombers exploded outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, along with another suicide bombing and mass shootings at four Read More …

Was China’s one child policy in accordance with nature?

One of the largest social experiments ever is coming to a halt. China has decided to drop its one-child policy first introduced in 1979. Faced with an aging population it will now allow all couples to have two children. Officials suggested that the approach stopped around 400 million births. This, in theory, reduced the need Read More …

Slavery, Nukes and Climate Change

We need to use reason to pursue arete (excellence). Stoicism suggests it is this that makes us human and separates us from animals. Further, humans have a degree of control over their thoughts, and in turn their actions. Both of these qualities, reason and thinking, should be part of the political decision making process. This Read More …