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Original Artwork

Original Artwork

Original Artwork by Carol Matthews. It is easy to see that American democracy often makes mistakes in the choice of men to whom it entrusts power, but [...]
In the News… The Burden of Office

In the News… The Burden of Office

The orderly functioning of society seems to require that certain powers are ceded to some individuals, on the implicit if not explicit understanding t [...]
EDITORIAL: The Abuse of Power (2)

EDITORIAL: The Abuse of Power (2)

The common saying that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely has never struck me as quite right. Certainly we see the corrupt employme [...]
Poetry Section

Poetry Section

Sea Lions During the American Election, Jay Ruzesky / Baffled in Ashdod, Blind in Gaza, Steven Heighton / Henry VIII, Timothy Brownlow / Wellnes [...]
Power, Love and Listening: an Observation of Shakespeare’s Drama

Power, Love and Listening: an Observation of Shakespeare’s Drama

The urge to gain or hold onto power over other people is a prominent motive for the characters in Shakespeare’s plays, as it is in many – if not most [...]
Does Donald Trump Read Shakespeare?

Does Donald Trump Read Shakespeare?

Donald Trump did not invent abuse of power. Four hundred years ago, the greatest of all writers recognized that the ways power is applied in human rel [...]
The Value of Studying Philosophy

The Value of Studying Philosophy

The development office of my alma mater contacted me early last March about leaving the university some money in my will. My undergraduate adventure w [...]
Some Observations on Machiavelli’s The Prince

Some Observations on Machiavelli’s The Prince

We are much beholden to Machiavelli and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do. For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdo [...]
How to Find Abuses of Power

How to Find Abuses of Power

When we think about abuse of power, most of us, including me, find ourselves in the position of the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Cou [...]
THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

Vocal minorities have at times served a useful social purpose in bringing injustices to public attention, as in the Black Lives Matter movement. At ot [...]
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