The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House | Audre Lorde

In a world of possibility for us all, our personal visions help lay the groundwork for political action. The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower. Continue reading The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House | Audre Lorde

Democracy and Demagoguery: Plato’s Gorgias in the Age of Trump (Part II) | Steven Smith

How, then, to harness the power of public speech that has become the dominant power in democratic societies? This is the question that the Gorgias asks us to consider and it is especially worth taking seriously in a new era of populism, demagoguery, and fake news. Continue reading Democracy and Demagoguery: Plato’s Gorgias in the Age of Trump (Part II) | Steven Smith

Democracy and Demagoguery: Plato’s Gorgias in the Age of Trump (Part I)| Steven Smith

There is nothing shameful about lions preying on zebras; that is what lions do. The same is true for humans. The weak are the natural prey for the strong. Polus, like so many people, likes to talk tough, but in the end cannot face up to the consequences of his own words. 

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The Basic Structure Doctrine: Defining the “Basic” in the Indian Constitution and its (un)amendability | Zaid Deva

Out of 101 constitutional amendments made till date, 5 have been struck down on the grounds of violation of the basic structure, which, pertained to judicial powers and independence. Continue reading The Basic Structure Doctrine: Defining the “Basic” in the Indian Constitution and its (un)amendability | Zaid Deva

On the “#Me Too” Movement | Prerna Anilkumar

It created moments of disclosures. These moments were the moments of liberation for millions of survivors of sexual harassment. Without this uncovering, no true step towards freedom would have been possible. There was definitely a setting free. But whether there was a deliverance, only time will tell. Continue reading On the “#Me Too” Movement | Prerna Anilkumar