Monday, January 20, 2020

How to find hope when all is lost

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Let's cut to the point, no beating around the bush: depression is f*cking difficult and sometimes it feels like there is no hope. All of this talk about reducing the stigma, creating awareness, increasing...

On This Day in History – November 29th

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On this day, 71 years ago, the United Nations voted to divide Palestine, despite substantial Arab opposition. The partition of Palestine was caused due to a large amount of conflict between the Jewish and the Arabian culture residing within the state. The feud dates back...

On This Day in History – November 1st

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On this day in history, in 1952, the World’s first thermonuclear weapon was detonated by the United States of America - the Hydrogen Bomb. This device, named for its use of hydrogen fusion, is what gave the U.S. an advantage over the Soviet Union...

On This Day in History – October 25th

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On this day in history, the Japanese Kamikaze pilots were deployed for the first time in 1994, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Japanese military continued using this method of attack until the end of World War II. Kamikaze pilots would make deliberate suicidal...

In Homage to Marcel Proust

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“When from a long-distant past nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, still, alone, more fragile, but with more vitality, more unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time,...

We need free education, but not for the reasons you’d think.

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In 1744, the year of his death, the Italian philosopher and rhetorician Giambattista Vico published the final edition to his magnum opus The New Science - one that greatly elaborated his thoughts on history, political philosophy, epistemology, and his revolutionary insight into the “Homer”...

Hamilton: UNBF Controversy Reveals Campus Speech issues

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On Tuesday, January 16th the Brunswickan reported the findings of the above posters around the UNB Fredericton campus. The posters which first appeared to be distributed anonymously were credited to the National Socialist Canadian Labour Revival Party (NSCLRP) after an email was sent to...

Weimar World

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It's often said that history repeats itself. More accurately, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. It's one of the most common aphorisms in the world. It's a phrase we're all so familiar with and yet no one ever...

The Fate of Religious Freedom

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The lamently forgotten historian Lord Acton once said, referring to Oliver Cromwell, “There is not a more perilous or immoral habit of mind than the sanctifying of success.” Such an occurrence has happened in Canada of late. Justin Trudeau, having gained power, has gained with...

Why I No Longer Support Proportional Representation

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Anyone who has done me the honour of reading my previous articles in support of proportional representation (hereafter referred to as PR) may be shocked to learn I no longer support that form of electoral system. Having spent the past summer exploring this and other...