Nevill Drury: the last conversation is the first publication by OTHER magazine under the banner of OTHER conversations. In the multi-media spirit that is an important part of the dynamic of OTHER magazine, our talented designers have produced a short ... Read More
I haven’t posted a blog in a while.
I’ve been busy.
Busy with what?
Trying to find a balance within myself,
Traveling to India and dealing with the aftermath,
And a bunch of other stuff.
So, what to write about on my first blog post back?
Let’s get into some philosophy.
There is an apparent contradiction at the heart of objectivism. Ayn Rand said that she opposed the initiation of coercion/violence, but she also rejected anarchism and insisted on having a government… which is defined as an institution that has a geographical monopoly over the initiation of violence/coercion.
Anarchy is a political philosophy, which answers the question of “what is the role of government” with the answer “nothing”. If you have no government, there is no scope for disagreeing about what the non-existent government should do.
In the first of her two part article, The Deluded Craft, Gemma Lucy Smart explores the relationship between delusion and spiritual experience. Focused on the often eclectic world of modern witchcraft, the article examines the potential for new age spiritual ... Read More
In Zimbabwe, the police have the power to detain somebody without charge or questioning, the government is able to overrule the judiciary, small crimes like drug possession or dangerous driving are punishable with over 20 years in jail, freedom of assembly and association are restricted, free speech is stifled as outspoken people can be taken to court for saying peaceful but “wrong” comments, subsections of society are banned from certain jobs, the internet is censored, the right to silence h
In the 2012 American Presidential election, one of the side stories was the unlikely campaign of the libertarian-Republican Ron Paul, who brought a new brand of politics to the country by advocating significantly smaller government, personal freedoms, and peace. He was ultimately unsuccessful, but his brand of politics is having an ongoing impact on political debate. In America, his son is now a leading Senator and contender for 2016 President.