Category Archives: Law

Kant on Constitutional Legitimacy and Revolution

In light of the extraordinary and inspirational events in North Africa, it’s interesting to reflect on Kant’s political philosophy – especially his rather ambivalent conclusions on constitutional legitimacy and the right to rebel against oppressive regimes. (I am using Reiss, … Continue reading

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Armenia cracks down on “emo” youth subculture

Behind the whiny, world-is-against-me music and thick eyeliner roams a degenerate Western threat to traditional Armenian culture! Via France24: Police in Yerevan have been conducting a campaign against the capital’s small but controversial emo community since the recent suicides of … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate repeals “don’t ask, don’t tell”

Finally. Didn’t think I’d ever give a major thumbs-up to Lieberman. Of course, cue obligatory John McCain lowlight: “I hope that when we pass this legislation that we will understand that we are doing great damage,” Mr. McCain said. “And … Continue reading

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Assumed power dynamics in incest cases

Check this out, via Slate. This is an interesting example of how presumed stereotypes in power dynamics between male and female, old and young, father and daughter tend to filter into how prosecutors treat incest cases.  As the author of … Continue reading

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