Static Quo

It is not because things are difficult that we do not venture. It is because we do not venture that things are difficult.


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Expensive Consent

As there are costs for non-compliance, there are costs for compliance, viz., the death of the mind. Judith Butler

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Philosophy & Unlearning

The real social function of philosophy is to prevent mankind from losing itself in the ideas which the existing organization of society instills into its members.

 M. Horkheimer

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Executive Limit

Der Mensch kann tun was er will; er kann aber nicht wollen was er will.

Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what to will.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Clench of Cliché

Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.


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Pretended War

The loss of liberty at home is charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

James Madison
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In Action

Those who do not move do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxemburg

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Political Freedom

No one is sovereign over meaning. 

Michaela Ferguson

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Political Progress

The belief in political fixity, the sanctity of a form hallowed by tradition, is an invitation to revolt and revolution. 

John Dewey

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The Liberal Fallacy

No man and no mind was ever emancipated merely by being left alone.
John Dewey

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