Freedom of (hate) speech: The rise of anti-choice activities on Canadian campuses

Originally published on Briarpatch February 2009, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. A student spots a poster for a presentation titled “Echoes of the Holocaust” by Jose Ruba of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. This presentation, she learns after further investigation, has nothing to do with remembering the atrocities committed against Jews. Instead, it uses graphic … Continue reading Freedom of (hate) speech: The rise of anti-choice activities on Canadian campuses

Why Can’t I Vote For My Boss? And Other Heretical Thoughts

originally posted on Medium Every society is held together by a common core of shared ideas. These are the things that simply “go without saying”, the taken-for-granted which form the glue of our institutions and the coherence of our daily practices. I don’t mean political ideologies exactly — issues of whether we should raise taxes a bit … Continue reading Why Can’t I Vote For My Boss? And Other Heretical Thoughts