If You Believe in Nihilism, What Do You Believe?

Nihilism is one of those concepts we are all pretty sure we know the meaning of unless someone asks us to define it. What is Nihilism? What Nihilism is Not The risk of nihilism is it alienates us from anything good or true. Yet believing in nothing has positive potential by Nolen Gertz  edited by … Continue reading If You Believe in Nihilism, What Do You Believe?

A Culture of Cheating?

A companion piece to A Culture of Propaganda? by Lawrence Davidson edited by O Society March 11, 2020 Part I: Cheating as a Perennial Problem Cheating - and the lying which is its constant companion - is probably as old as the human species. Not coincidentally, this is probably also how long we have known these traits … Continue reading A Culture of Cheating?

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