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Søren Kierkegaard and the Corsair Affair: Public Shaming and the Assertion of the Individual

The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s trial by public opinion unfolded due to an ongoing campaign of character assassination on behalf of the satirical magazine the Corsair.  Founded in 1840 by novelist Aron Goldschmidt, the Corsair had earned a reputation as being … Continue reading

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True Crime as Entertainment

I have always been a true crime buff. As I child, I distinctly remember my Dad regularly bringing home a periodical magazine titled Murder Casebook. Each edition of Murder Casebook would profile a different serial killer, with the first volume … Continue reading

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Political Activism in a Social Media Age

Number 1 of a new #ryansrant series If it were possible to shame someone out of a racist or sexist attitude then we might expect to see a lot more harmony and community within our culture than we currently do. … Continue reading

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