Casting a Ballot with a Clear Conscience (Part 2 of 2)

However, no one said that being a sovereign voter would be easy. Indeed, when looking at the media, in reference to politics at least, it seems impossible to make a decision that is uninfluenced by other’s when one’s only resources are biased information. Left-leaning newspapers, right wing talk shows, radical blogs – in politics, everyoneContinue reading “Casting a Ballot with a Clear Conscience (Part 2 of 2)”

Casting a Ballot with a Clear Conscience (Part 1 of 2)

Most people have seen or been a target of programs attempting to promote voter turnout. “Rock the Vote”, one of the better known voter turnout organizations, attempts to encourage the younger generation to register and cast their ballots for presidential elections. According to their website, rockthevote.com, more than 1.2 million young people used the RockContinue reading “Casting a Ballot with a Clear Conscience (Part 1 of 2)”

Experience and Actuality: Voltaire’s Criticism of Armchair Philosophers (Part 3 of 3)

Yet, after putting the full hypocrisy of humanity on display, after chastising the armchair philosophers of his time, Voltaire offers a path of hope to those who wish, much like Candide does, to find a way to go through this life and find enlightenment. At the end of Candide, the ramshackle group of wanderers haveContinue reading “Experience and Actuality: Voltaire’s Criticism of Armchair Philosophers (Part 3 of 3)”

Experience and Actuality: Voltaire’s Criticism of Armchair Philosophers (Part 2 of 3)

However, Pangloss’ theories are more than just the silly, faulty reasonings of a man who thinks he’s right; they’re dangerous. It is with this belief, that this is the best of all possible worlds and that all things are for the best, that Candide goes out into the world. Labouring under these delusions, Candide suffers,Continue reading “Experience and Actuality: Voltaire’s Criticism of Armchair Philosophers (Part 2 of 3)”

Blogging on Tour: How I Write What I Write

Gosh, I got invited to be a part of this blog tour almost a month ago by the lovely M.M Jordahl and have been a total loser about actually doing my bit. She said some super nice things about me over at her blog, mmjordahl.com, and combined with being just a cool frood in general,Continue reading “Blogging on Tour: How I Write What I Write”