Last summer I questioned the ability of social media to actually rally people and bring about populist revolution. The storming of the United States Capitol on January 6th, however, is a counterexample which clearly casts doubt on my claim. Social media played a critical role in mobilizing and unifying diverse right-wing groups – QAnon supporters, … Continue reading Leftists of the World Unite!
The people come with nets to fish for potatoes in the river, and the guards hold them back; they come in rattling cars to get the dumped oranges, but the kerosene is sprayed. And they stand still and watch the potatoes float by, listen to the screaming pigs being killed in a ditch and covered … Continue reading Food waste and dumpster diving
Last semester I participated in a proseminar titled the Moral Dimensions of Harm. Two questions we discussed were: What duties do the living have to compensate victims of past injustices?Assuming that the living have a duty, what form should their compensation take? Given the recent global wave of statue removals and historical revisionism, I find … Continue reading What do we owe deceased victims?