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Ask Max Weber: What's Wrong With British Foreign Policy

Britain’s lack of appetite for international affairs attracted some negative commentary during the election campaign, even the Iranians weight in calling for a more active foreign policy. 422 palabras más

UK Public Diplomacy

Activist or Academic?

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world,
in various ways; the point is to change it.”
—Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach (1888)

In Science as a Vocation… 279 palabras más

Education & Teaching

Freedom and Responsibility in Health-Conscious America

“When a man who is happy compares his position with that of one who is unhappy, he is not content with the fact of his happiness, but desires something more, namely the right to this happiness, the consciousness that he has earned his good fortune, in contrast to the unfortunate one who must equally have earned his misfortune.” 2.914 palabras más

Freedom & Fate & Fortune

Ethical Responsibility and Politics

“[w]hoever want to engage in politics at all…must know that he is responsible for what may become of himself under the impact of these paradoxes…he lets himself in for the diabolical forces lurking in all violence… He who seeks the salvation of the soul, of his own and of others, should not seek it along the avenue of politics, for the quite different tasks of politics can only be solved by violence”

– Max Weber

Recently, I came across two particularly interesting events that occurred in Southern Africa. They are: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap Summit and International Worker’s Day on the first of May.

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African Political Commentary

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Martin Luther King Jr. and Max Weber

Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a powerful and much criticized piece criticizing calls for non-violence in the wake of the Baltimore unrest. Once again, NPR has done some… 1.163 palabras más


The fault with bureaucracy? Idealism

Bureaucracies have a real beauty to them. Though it would be impossible to precisely define and pin-point rationality, one could argue — much to Immanuel Kant’s disapproval… 1.132 palabras más