Joe Biden Loses Opening Iowa Presidential Primary; In Panic, DNC “Loses” Voter Results & Last Crumb of Remaining Dignity

by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society Jan 3, 2020 If you’re the type of person who thinks the Democratic party is a creaking, incompetent entity whose leadership needs overthrowing, the Iowa caucuses certainly validated your point of view. None of us knew who would win, but we had at least expected a result. We didn’t get … Continue reading Joe Biden Loses Opening Iowa Presidential Primary; In Panic, DNC “Loses” Voter Results & Last Crumb of Remaining Dignity

Who was the Buddha?

by Alexander Wynne edited by O Society At Wat Doi Kham, my local temple in Chiang Mai in Thailand, visitors come in their thousands every week. Bearing money and garlands of jasmine, the devotees prostrate themselves in front of a small Buddha statue, muttering solemn prayers and requesting their wishes be granted. Similar rituals are performed … Continue reading Who was the Buddha?

The Power of Anarchist Analysis

2020 Vision: If Nobody’d Run, They’d Have Won! by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society Dec 13, 2019 "Question everything.” I always liked this phrase, and might claim to be among those who indeed question everything. But if I am being honest, for a long time it was more like a coffee mug cliché. It … Continue reading The Power of Anarchist Analysis

Split the Baby. Drink the Poison. Carry the Hot Iron. Swear on the Bible

by Peter Leeson edited by O Society October 20, 2019 You probably remember the story of King Solomon and the baby. Two women come before the monarch claiming to be a child's mother. Neither has evidence to show. So Solomon proposes the following: He'll cut the baby in half. Each woman will receive an equal share. … Continue reading Split the Baby. Drink the Poison. Carry the Hot Iron. Swear on the Bible

Ex Nihilo & Turtles All the Way Down

edited by O Society October 3, 2019 The following anecdote is told of William James. After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, James was accosted by a little old lady. "Your theory the sun is the centre of the solar system, and the earth is a ball which rotates around … Continue reading Ex Nihilo & Turtles All the Way Down