Apr 25, 2011
In our discourse, we have a tendency to use the argumentative fallacy “ad hominem” (Latin: “to the man”). It is a false, incorrect way of arguing with which we try to undermine a speaker’s argument by attacking the speaker instead of addressing the argument in an attempt to discredit them.
Whichever way we choose to present ourselves (activists, bloggers, stand-up comedians,...
Feb 6, 2011
These days, the US just can’t seem to balance its interests with its values of freedom and democracy, underlining the conflict between the two. More often than not, it’s American interests that are trumping all. Recent case in Point, Egypt.
But following Wikileaks’ release of the US Embassy Cables, aka Cablegate, and Al Jazeera’s The Palestine Papers, and as the protests in...
Nov 21, 2010
“[...] As Adrianna Cavarero contends, we are dependent on each other to narrate our lives (1997) … The stories we tell about ourselves, about others, about world events, about the past, about our political beliefs, about our identities are not just simply social and political constructions but elaborations of our psychic dramas. Also, if our stories always implicate the other – because...