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QAnon & Cthulhu

QAnon is essentially a conspiracy street sausage: scrap and leftovers of past conspiracies wrapped in the intestines of an apocalyptic cult and served up to people not very particular about what gets into their mind. But it is also a fascinating bit of story design that mirrors some classic techniques of horror adventurers and tales. [More]

Respect & Voter Fraud

While it might strike some as odd, I respect Trump supporters who claim Biden won through fraud. I am taking them seriously, the same way I would take a claim by a professional colleague seriously in a philosophical dispute. I am also assuming that they are being serious. This respect manifests in two ways. First, [More]

Voter/Election Fraud

  As this is being written it appears that Joe Biden has won the presidential election. Trump is claiming that Biden won through fraud, something that even Fox News has greeted with some skepticism. Trump even claimed, without evidence, that voter fraud occurred in the election he won in 2016. Some of his supporters are [More]

Seven books for philosophical perspectives on politics [reading list]

2020 has come to be defined by widespread human tragedy, economic uncertainty, and increased public discourse surrounding how to address systemic racism. With such important issues at stake, political leadership has been under enormous scrutiny. As the US election approaches, we’re featuring a selection of important books exploring politics from different philosophical perspectives, ranging from interrogating the moral duty to vote, to how grandstanding impacts public discourse. The post Seven books for philosophical perspectives on politics [reading list] appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesPresident Trump and the war against American ChristianityThe politics of punk in the era of TrumpScientism, the coronavirus, and the death of the [More]

Expand or Suppress Voting?

Very broadly speaking, the Democrats and Republicans have adopted two fundamentally different strategies to wining elections. I am not claiming that these strategies are used in every race and by every candidate, just that they are the broad approaches of the parties. Democrats have adopted a general strategy of winning by getting more voters to [More]

Religious Freedom and COVID-19

Lawsuits have been filed by some religious groups because of certain restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19. One obvious concern about these lawsuits is that churches have been among the super spreaders of COVID-19. The spreading, obviously, has nothing to do with religion but with people holding in person gatherings without masks and then going [More]

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