On ISIS and Anomie

WHY IS EXTREMISM SO ATTRACTIVE TO SOME?¬† I recently viewed some videos published by the New York Times addressing the motivations of young people, living otherwise normal lives by western standards, who nevertheless opt to join ISIL in their jihad against infidels and their mission¬†to establish a new caliphate. The videos were very revealing, perhaps... Continue Reading →

The Two Way Street of Identity

Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner and the Process of Identity The Rachel Dolezal case is interesting in its consequences with regard to identity. One of the presumed defining features of our times is the seemingly flexible concept of personal identity. There was a time when identity was a fairly stable construct, but in what is referred... Continue Reading →

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