A banality of evil or an attitude of entitlement: Which of the two poses the greatest threat to a free society?

When she coined the phrase the banality of evil in relation to Adolf Otto Eichman, political theorist Hannah Arendt raised the question of whether evil is radical or simply a function of thoughtlessness—the tendency of ordinary people to obey orders and conform to mass opinion without critically thinking about the results of their action or … Continue reading

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Can Social Networks provide Emotional Wealth?

The following is a copy of my response to a blog post by Ecademy’s Thomas Power which asked the question, “Can Social Networks provide Emotional Wealth?“ It is an interesting question on many levels that surprisingly finds its elemental roots as far back as 1916, when L.J. Hanifan first talked about social capital and “social … Continue reading

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