The Early Bird

Contrary to the Podcast Pre-Production blog post, in which I was set to make a podcast that would be both entertaining and informative, I was asked by my friend if I would do a research paper with him instead. So naturally, I accepted his invitation, and we chose to explore Continue reading

Lesser of Evils

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes formulates his theory of the Hobbesian Jungle, the idea that humanity naturally lives in a state without rules or moralities, so we broker societies and governments to evade the inherent dangers of said state of nature. Hobbes’ theory, however, begs the ultimate question: Which form of Continue reading

Land of the Oppressed

As Iris Young explains, oppression appears under the faces of exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence, all of which are alive and present in the United States today.  First, exploitation is rooted in our capitalistic society. One social group with the resources, wealth and status can dictate another group’s Continue reading