Monthly Archives: December 2015

Academic Freedom: Anarchistic Brouhaha or Ordered Liberty?

In his classic essay, Two Concepts of Liberty, political philosopher Isaiah Berlin (2002) argued that freedom can be understood in two forms: negative and positive. Negative freedom is “freedom from interference” (Warburton, 2001, p. 5). Positive freedom is the “freedom … Continue reading

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Extending an Olive Branch: The Oath Keepers and the Paranoid Style in American Politics

This essay addresses current trends in rhetoric within the American patriot movement. It describes the Oath Keepers, a rightwing organization whose avowed purpose, based on a fundamentalist interpretation of the United States Constitution, is to prevent supposed further violation of … Continue reading

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