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The Problem with Hate Speech

Hate speech is a term that gets thrown around frequently nowadays. People on the left are suggesting we impose laws that would limit hate speech, while those on the right are advocating that we shouldn’t censor speech how hateful it might be. Obviously, this is a characterization as not all people on the left are […]

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Midas and the Wrong Conception of Wealth

The ancient story of Midas is a well-known story from Greek mythology. After Midas, King of Phrygia, found an old man Silenus in his garden and invited him in for some food and drink, Silenus granted Midas a meeting with Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, parties and more. Because of his hospitality (xenia in […]

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Jordan Peterson on Responsibility

Jordan Peterson is one of the most famous public intellectuals of our time and has recently released a new book called Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. Where his first book An Antidote to Chaos goes a bit more in depth on how to better structure your life, the second book in this series […]

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How to Read 50 Books in 4 months

Recently I finished my 50th book of 2021. The book was a biography of Karl Marx named Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones. If I continue like this, I will have read 150 books by the end of 2021, which means I’ll have read 49 books more than last year. Every year […]

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Cancel Culture – An Essay

Cancel Culture is everywhere. Not a day goes by where we don’t hear about some laughable news story where someone wants something cancelled because of some certain oppressed group. The film ‘Witches’ based on the book by Roald Dahl was attacked because the witches had three fingers and it was offensive to those who had […]

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The Optimism of Responsibility

Often when we hear the word responsibility, a sigh might occur shortly afterwards. We have enough responsibilities, why do we need another one? Maybe we don’t want to be responsible for some things. Not the existentialist. The existentialist sees responsibility as a core of human beings. Responsibility is intrinsically connected with the realm of morality. […]

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Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income, or UBI for short, brings forth the idea that every person who reaches adulthood gets a certain amount of money each month or year, regardless of which class, gender, race, etc. you are from. The amount can be speculated about, but it should cover the basic needs of every person. As the […]

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Acknowledgment; Or How the Internet Makes Us Long for Attention

The internet is a fairly recent phenomenon. My parents grew up in a time where you had to go to the library in order to find the information you were looking for and then hope that they had a book that could help you further. That has all changed now. This is a huge revolution […]

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“Communist states didn’t work because it didn’t happen on world scale” – A Critique

The last year I have been debating some of my friends who are Marxists to the end. They believe communism is the way forward and defend it with passion. I love these debates and most of the time I can see where they are coming from. I have read quite a bit of Marx during […]

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The Japanese Holocaust; or Modern Negationism

We all know about the horrific events which happened during the second World War. We all know the name Hitler and what it meant. Nazi is still a widely used insult towards racist individuals (or those we deem racist). It is hard to imagine how anyone could say that the holocaust, where Nazi-Germany rounded up […]