Today, I attended California State University, Northridge’s — my alma mater — VII Annual Student Philosophy conference. The conference ran from about 9:00 in the morning till 4:30 in the afternoon. I had only planned to stay for a few hours, as I have quite a few impending due dates for my freelance work. Well, that plan didn’t work out. I stayed for the whole thing. I became engrossed in the discussions; I had fun catching up with former classmates and professors; and, of course, I didn’t want to work. I still don’t want to work.
More than anything, I stayed because I miss my philosophical home.
A sit-in at Duke University entered its fourth day on Monday, as students occupied an administrative building to call for three school officials to resign and for Duke to offer a $15 minimum wage for campus workers. The nine students who started the sit-in were largely protesting Tallman Trask III, Duke’s executive vice president, over…
Every now and then I come across conservative think-pieces decrying the arrogant ignorance of “well-educated” liberals on the blogosphere. They’re always so inspiring. Written so intelligently and charitably, always trying to understand the other side, they are just the pinnacle of enlightened thinking. So unlike us damn, dirty liberals.