Monthly Archives: June 2017

The arrogance of humility

Not real humility obviously, but the socially prevalent kind. The kind that causes people to say let’s agree to disagree because they’re not any less certain of their point they’re just tired of talking to an idiot about it, or

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Persuading others rather than educating the self

So I’ve been listening to the Sam Harris podcast everyday, his conversations about Islam are nuanced, insightful, respectful, historical, forward looking, hopeful, dignified and I don’t need to know any of it. It’s all completely in my wheelhouse already. The

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Protecting Veils Of Ignorance In Art

To start with an example; there’s a conversation about Stephen Colbert from his comedy central era that I still think about: I was telling someone that I loved seeing Stephen interviewed, seeing him out of character talking about the character,

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Rich kid poor kid

Because I’m not a social scientist in any but the most amateur way I don’t feel bad mixing poor and working class but furthermore in Alberta it’s easy to find working class guys who are rich, poor people who think

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Misinterpretation, Subjectivity, Art, and Politics

If art matters, it has to be because its interpretation is multiple, confused, and, not infrequently, broken. Art’s value isn’t in objective expertise, but in its ability to confound subjectivity and objectivity, to scramble the barriers between how one person

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