Psyched at The American Psychological Association

A trip to the convention of the APA revealed an attempt to get back into Guantanamo, after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon, and a profession that is enamored with its own power, reports Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner Consortium News October 19, 2018 A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory – if not always … Continue reading Psyched at The American Psychological Association

It’s a Conspiracy! …but what if it is?

During the mid-1960s, there was increasing public skepticism about the Warren Commission findings a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, was solely responsible for President Kennedy’s assassination, and growing suspicions top-ranking American leaders were involved. So as a means of damage control, the CIA distributed a secret memo to all its field offices requesting they enlist … Continue reading It’s a Conspiracy! …but what if it is?

Rejecting Politics as Science

Rejecting Politics as Science Marxism, Popper claims, is analogous to the psychological theories of Adler and pseudo-sciences such as astrology. Attempts to present political systems as scientific are increasingly regarded as old-fashioned: the "common sense" view suggests that politics is not scientific, cannot be reduced to a set of principles such that it can be … Continue reading Rejecting Politics as Science

What is the Open Society?

by O Society June 26, 2018 "Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them… We should therefore … Continue reading What is the Open Society?

The Journey Begins: About O Society

The Journey Begins by O Society June 26, 2018 Not into cutting ribbons with scissors or smashing perfectly good bottles of booze on the side of a ship. So let's christen this thing with a poem: A tree whose trunk is of a man’s embrace, Begins from something extremely tiny. A tower of nine stories … Continue reading The Journey Begins: About O Society