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Derrick Jensen – Liberals and the New McCarthyism

It’s easy enough, some sixty years after the fact, for us to cluck our tongues at the cowardice and stupidity of those who went along with McCarthyism. It’s especially easy for liberals and academics to say that had they been alive back then, they would certainly have had the courage to stand up for discourse and to stand up for …

“Why grow up?” is a political question: Our cult of youth is no accident — and it has dire consequences – SCOTT TIMBERG

Whether you look at superhero-besotted Hollywood, the clothes alleged grownups wear in public, or the spread of video games out of the suburban family room, it’s hard to miss noticing that much of contemporary culture is caught in childhood. Susan Neiman, an American philosopher who lives in Berlin and directs the Einstein Forum, tries to figure out the causes and …

empathy

UNCONDITIONAL EMPATHY

For the past 10 years I have been going to Mallorca as a guest of my friend Guillem Ferrer. One day he asked me to talk about an ideal that guides all my activities. I said that the most important thing in my life is friendship. All my work is out of friendship.Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is a result of friendship. …