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The issue of identity (III) - Civilization as a meta-identity, Consumeristic Individualism

The issue of identity (III) - Civilization as a meta-identity, Consumeristic Individualism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In part I of this series of articles, I briefly mentioned Consumeristic Individualism, as I defined the dominant ethos of our era. To be able to define it, we must start to talk about a part of our collective identities that we all know about, yet few of us recognise – namely civilization. So, the issue at hand is: What is a civilization, and what is a civilizationary ethos? And how can these forms of definitions aid our undertaking?
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Liberalism is alive, and it's killing us. Why post-liberalism is the answer

Liberalism is alive, and it's killing us. Why post-liberalism is the answer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's time we questioned the pre-eminent ideology of our times: liberalism. Neither variety has much to say about the essence of a good life or the foundations of a good society.
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Democratic Freedom of Expressio

This paper suggests the democratic direction in which the right of freedom of expression should be conceived and applied. In the first two sections it suggests some counter-examples to, and diagnoses of, the libertarian and liberal conceptions of freedom of expression, taking Scanlon (1972) and Scanlon (1979), respectively, to be their chief proponents. The paper suggests that these conceptions cannot take into account clear examples, like fraudulent propaganda, which should not be legal. The democratic conception takes it to heart that the pillars upon which the right of freedom of expression is founded are individual and collective autonomy, the right to know facts of public interest and information necessary for effective democratic control of government. The paper suggests that in a time when private powers seriously threaten these pillars, it is correct for the government to step in to provide the framework in which genuine discussion geared toward fulfilling the objectives of these pillars can take place.  
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The Strict Father Is at the Core of Conservative Ideology and Values - Truth-Out

The Strict Father Is at the Core of Conservative Ideology and Values - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Liberals tend not to understand conservatives, and their confusion is showing.
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‘The Revolt Against the Masses’ reveals liberalism’s elitist roots

‘The Revolt Against the Masses’ reveals liberalism’s elitist roots | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The Revolt Against the Masses” is a brilliantly argued, well-timed case against reactionary snobs who were and remain disgusted with American society. Under the subtitle “How Liberalism has Undermined the Middle Class,” Siegel documents with scholarly detail the arrogance of elites who launched a movement that romanticizes the poor while trying, with distressing success, to dismantle the democratic, capitalist traditions that helped establish the middle class.

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