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On The Provincialism Of Sports

It is said that there are two subjects about which one does not talk about–politics and religion–because they can cause such hostility among people, but we ought to add sports to this. Sports, and the sorts of teams that we … Continue reading

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Alternatives To The Golden Rule

The golden rule is a seemingly straightforward and simple rule, and goes like this: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s simplicity is that it encourages and assumes the validity of a view of justice … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part Two

[Note: Part One of this series can be found here.] When we hear the term representation in the contemporary world, the idea is often that various subaltern groups who have suffered at the hand of a reputedly cruel and unjust … Continue reading

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Any Identifiable Group

A friend was trying to send me some “funny” art history memes, and it was not too long before I found I was not amused, because the people making the art history memes were misandrist (presumably female) art history fans … Continue reading

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Totu Taotao Unu

At the dinner show my mother and I went to last night (review forthcoming), the show made a great deal of all people being one. This was done by a variety of means–including a choreographed portrayal of the creation of … Continue reading

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In My Tribes

This morning I had the opportunity to talk at some length with a friend of mine about the existence of tribes. This person had, very seriously, stated an intention to find out who was members of the same tribe that … Continue reading

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Living In A Cardboard Box

In the 1980’s, one of the more memorable one-hit wonders in the United States was the band Living In A Box, which was the same title as their debut album and their only hit in the United States. While the … Continue reading

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Fragile Identities

One of the most striking aspects of contemporary identity politics is the fragility of people who engage in it. Traditionally speaking, at least, there has always been a wide difference between identities that were self-chosen and those identities that were … Continue reading

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On Representation

Today the first ever black female Supreme Court justice was confirmed by the senate, and she was unwilling to lay down a definition for what it meant to be a woman. She could not do so because given the state … Continue reading

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I Know That Name

To what extent do our self-identifications matter? There is a great deal of discourse today about identity, and most of the time this question of identity relates to the struggle between what we say about ourselves and how we identify … Continue reading

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