by Harry Harris The first thing to remember is this: Some relationships will die in their sleep. When you’re in the throes of a lust-filled, wide-eyed romance, you feel like the only way it could end is if it gets cut down prematurely: a strike of lightning in the middle of a clear day. In reality, the likelihood is that the end will be far more prosaic: a small sickness that creeps and grows, until it’s eventually too much. In terms of a litmus test for how well things are going, it’s very easy to just tally up the frequency with … Continue reading The Reddit Support Group for People Trapped in Sexless Relationships
Photo edited by Web Investigator – In the pursuit of truth: Martin Luther King addressing residents of Watts, Los Angeles in 1965. Photo Getty Plato said we ought to be suspicious of persuasive speakers and the appeal to emotions. But rhetoric can be a civic good Tushar Irani holds a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Letters at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He is the author of Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus (forthcoming, 2017). Philosophers have had a longstanding problem with rhetoric. The standard view … Continue reading What is good rhetoric?
Beware the Dogs of War: Is the American Empire on the Verge of Collapse? by John W. Whitehead, Guest, Waking Times Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. — James Madison Waging endless wars abroad (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now Syria) isn’t making America—or the rest of … Continue reading WHAT THE FUCK ? WHAT THE FUCK ? WHAT THE FUCK ?