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Asking questions of speakers: top tips

Originally posted on the many-headed monster:
Laura Sangha Presentation ‘season’ has just begun at my University, where group and individual talks are part of the assessment for modules at every undergraduate level. Public speaking is apparently once of the most feared aspects of modern life, yet it is also a skill that students may well…

Is MGTOW as Retarded as it Seems?

Originally posted on Zombies Ruin Everything:
For guys who claim to be going their own way, there’s a lot of focus on the opposite sex.

When History Knocks You On Your Behind

Originally posted on Forty Acres and a Starship:
Since coming back to graduate school, from time to time I peruse Wikipedia history pages out of curiosity. The articles are always ones about subjects far from what I am currently studying or writing about. They serve as a reminder of why I decided to take a…

The Terrible Danger of Unreason and Demagoguery

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World As the inauguration of Donald Trump as President draws near it is important to remember the words of the late Adlai Stevenson who once wrote: “Unreason and anti-intellectualism abominate thought. Thinking implies disagreement; and disagreement implies…

The Peril of Private Power: A Warning from Franklin D. Roosevelt

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Since I posted about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address and the Four Freedoms yesterday, I thought that I would follow it up with just a couple of truths from him: “Unhappy events…

The Problem with Having Scruples when Rulers Don’t: A Warning from General Johannes Steinhoff 

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World I have written a lot about the?dehumanization of people and genocide, and some of the things that create a climate where such events take place, and how political and religious leaders stir the primal passions of…

On Being Well-Read

Originally posted on Forty Acres and a Starship:
Ever since I began pursuing a career in academia—i.e., ever since I first had the crazy thought I might enjoy teaching students—I’ve wondered what it meant to be “well-read.” It’s a term that one should be careful to throw around. Extreme caution is advised when describing oneself…