"Murder, She Wrote" Northern Explosion (TV Episode 1994) Two Principles of Free Speech - dooneyscafe.com : dooneyscafe.com Late in life, in a kind of biographical postscript, Freud described himself as returning to philosophical puzzles that had caught and held his attention when he “was a youth, scarcely old enough for thinking.” Now that I am old, scarcely young enough for the rigors of long-form thinking, I find myself trying to re-call, tell again — hopefully in a readably brief form — my free speech story. First of all, why should speech be free? And, presuming a sensible answer can be given to that core theoretical concern, then how much free speech? And what kind? In 1984, I wrote a position paper for the B.C. Alexander Meiklejohn’s Free Speech and its Relation to Self-Government. I was of the American “absolutist” school, associated with Alexander Meiklejohn, and his students Joseph Tussman and Robert Rowan. J.S. Mill, in particular, drew his inspiration from the great Enlightenment figure, David Hume. 2. Robin Hood. It was time for a “good news and bad news” session for Richard. Who rules in Canada?
For Interpretation: Susan Sontag - dooneyscafe.com : dooneyscafe.com Daniel Schreiber, Susan Sontag: A Biography (2007; tr. by David Dollenmayer, Northwestern University Press, 2014). Sontag revisited. The great American intellectual event of 1963, just over a half-century ago, was the birth in New York of a new literary journal, The New York Review of Books. Its proximate cause was a printers’ strike that shut down the New York Times and its NYT Book Review, along with a half dozen other city papers, in the winter of 1962-63. But well before that, Elizabeth Hardwick, writing in Harper’s, had published an essay on “The Decline of Book Reviewing,” which suggested deeper motives for the new publication. Further, it was a transitional moment in politics, popular culture, and even in the limited circles that published magazines of critical commentary. New York Review of Books, Issue No. 1, Feb. 1, 1963. It was one of the most remarkable first issues of a literary review published in America. Susan Sontag. Sontag’s first book of essays. Sontag in Sarajevo.
The Chronicles of Skeet Donald Trump Is the Good Guy It is time to look more seriously at the Donald Trump presidential candidacy. He continues to lead the polls among Republicans; his closest rivals seem now to be Senators Mario Rubio and Ted Cruz, easing ahead of Dr. Ben Carson. President Obama has doubled the national debt accumulated in 233 years of American independence in eight years, not really produced an economic recovery, facilitated nuclear weapons for Iran after a great deal of purposeful braggadocio, and humiliated the United States by drawing and erasing a “red line” in Syria and being chased out of its air space by the Russians. RELATED: In Face of Controversy, Trump Supporters Stand By Their Man The crime rate, after decades of decline, is rising again, in part because of police discontent at public and media focus on what is widely regarded as a coast-to-coast shooting gallery conducted largely in the African-American districts of the country’s cities. RELATED: The Trump Circus Rolls On
8 of the Best Design Hotels in Stockholm - NordicDesign If you haven’t been to Stockholm yet, it definitely has to be added to your bucket list. It is chic, but with an edgy feel. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with swanky bars, beautiful nature with jewel-like islands, fantastic shopping, acclaimed chefs, an enviable quality of life, and a thriving design scene. There is so much to discover! Stockholm also has many unique accommodation options to travel in style, many with great amenities, comfortable rooms, personalized service, awesome location, originality, and so much more. Here they are, in no particular order. Psst: Do you think we missed one? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
discourse on migration Welfare benefits have become an ongoing theme in the UK immigration debate, particularly with regard to EU migration. Rules on non-UK citizens’ access to various forms of social assistance are complex, as are the economic and fiscal implications of changes in policy. This briefing explains the key questions that have arisen in this debate and what we know about the extent to which migrants take up different categories of benefits. It is part of a Full Fact project to inform the 2015 General Election. Most non-EEA nationals who are subject to immigration control are not allowed access to ‘public funds’ (such as jobseekers’ allowance or tax credits), although they can use public services like the NHS and education. Most citizens of non-EEA countries who come to live in the UK have ‘no recourse to public funds‘ in the initial years after they arrive, when there are still time limits or other conditions on their authorization to remain in the UK. Return to top
Too Upbeat For Cancer | Detailing a rubbish year and a bit UK Government Has Secretly Created A Huge Database Storing Details About Its Citizens' Private Lives -- Since 2000 Long before the vast planetary surveillance programs being carried out by the Five Eyes team were revealed by Edward Snowden, there was Echelon, a similarly globe-spanning system for slurping up communications. The person who did more than anyone to expose this top-secret collaboration was the UK journalist Duncan Campbell: In 1988, he revealed the existence of the ECHELON project, which has since 1997 become controversial throughout the world. In 1998, he was asked by the European Parliament to report on the development of surveillance technology and the risk of abuse of economic information, especially in relation to the ECHELON system. The MEPs wrote another report, "on the existence of a global system for the interception of private and commercial communications (ECHELON interception system)", which was presented in July 2001. Finally, on November 4th , the Home Office took the lid off what had been going on secretly since 2000.
Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique Hello, and welcome to Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian. Today, we're going to be looking at the representation of Anita Sarkeesian on the internet, as part of an examination of the wider issues affecting those women who appear online with opinions. Let's start with a quote from the film critic Pauline Kael. In 1972, she reviewed A Clockwork Orange in the New Yorker. Here's an extract: There seems to be an assumption that if you're offended by movie brutality, you are somehow playing into the hands of the people who want censorship. We expect this kind of analysis in a film review - it isn’t enough for Kael to merely state that she did or didn't enjoy the film. Kael could have picked up the phone and called Clockwork Orange's director Stanley Kubrick - or even Anthony Burgess, who wrote the original novel and hated the film adaptation - to ask what he meant, but it should be obvious that that’s a dumb thing to do. If this all seems terribly basic, that's because - it is. Trope 2. Trope 3.
Khadija Ismayilova on trial – a lesson in courage for the international community | RSF The trial of Azerbaijan’s most famous journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, was set to begin on National Press Day, July 22. The irony was too much for President Ilham Aliyev’s authoritarian regime and the start date was postponed at the last minute until today. This concern for appearances was surprising because the authorities in this small Caucasian republic usually stop at nothing to crack down on press freedom and have done so in an unprecedented manner for the past year. Pluralism has been obliterated. The few remaining independent media outlets are fighting for survival as the regime orchestrates its economic asphyxiation. The jails are full of political prisoners who include 12 journalists and bloggers. Putting Ismayilova in jail, where she has been awaiting trial for more than seven months, has been a continuation of this hard line policy. The last time I saw her was in September 2014, when many of us urged her to remain abroad for a period of time. This is not about regime change.