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Who is Really the Leader of the Free World?


Not another rant against (or for) Trump, but rather a deconstruction of this mindless term so often repeated. “Leader of the free world” is notable for its idiocy on multiple levels. First of all, WTF is the “free world?” Presumably, the Western “democracies,” as opposed to the “unfree” world, run by communist or fascist dictators. Of course, the truth is…

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Fake vs. Real: Who Decides?


The whole “fake news” issue is interesting on several levels. It’s obviously a polarizing issue, one that pits followers of the mainstream media against those who follow alternative or “conspiracy” media. However, it also brings up the deeper issue of epistemology, the branch of philosophy that asks “how do we know what we know? How do we know what’s true?”…

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