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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 […]

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Is Jordan Peterson Still Relevant?

Jordan Peterson’s new book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life recently came out and while I haven’t yet read it, I thought it would be nice to return to his first 12 Rules book. Jordan Peterson is someone who has had a rough patch the last couple of years. After being in the spotlight […]

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Hitler’s Philosophy: The Ideology of Fascism

The person of Hitler is a very interesting one. How could one man be responsible for one of the greatest conflicts this world has ever seen? One answer: he had an idea. Hitler (at least he claimed) read many books of influential German philosophers like Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel and even Marx. He used the writings […]

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About Gender

If there is one topic that’s controversial to talk about it would be the topic of gender. Claims about gender are thrown around frequently, but more than anything else gender is quite vague. Gender is said to be a spectrum. It is said to be performative. It is said to be relativistic and socially constructed. […]

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The Banality of Evil

The banality of evil is a saying that has been made famous by 20th century philosopher Hannah Arendt in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem. Ever since then it has been used by many people for their own purposes. But as with every term that gets thrown around loosely (like fascism for example), it is hard […]

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The Concept of Freedom

I just finished reading Freedom: An Unruly History by Annelien De Dijn. In this book De Dijn gives the history of the concept of freedom. What does freedom mean? What is freedom exactly? What is our concept of freedom? These are some of the questions she tackles in this book, with great expertise. The first […]

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On Not Liking People Because of Their Ideas

When countries become polarized there is always one key characteristic. People don’t like people of the other side. This actually has a name. It’s called partyism. It is discrimination based upon the party one votes for. In the USA that would mean that democrats don’t like republicans, just because they are republicans and vice versa. […]

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On a Journey to Becoming a Polymath

Nowadays we have an information overload. It is literally everywhere. If we want to know something, then we can just Google it. It’s easy. I want to know what Einstein’s relativity is? Just press search. We have all the information we ever need at our fingertips. And this has huge implications to our world and […]

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The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray

We’re in a time of radical change. Subjects previously never put to question are now heavily debated. Is gender something you’re born with or is it something that is socially constructed, or you ‘perform’ as Judith Butler would say. Can you choose to be gay or are you determined to be so? Are women and […]