How to Soothe Ourselves and Others

It’s the middle of the night, let’s imagine, and we’ve been on the earth for about three months. A lot is still very unclear. We are profoundly helpless, barely able to move our own head and utterly at the mercy of others. The sources of our suffering and joy lie far outside our understanding. Hugely…

Spiritual Tension | Beyond Good and Evil Preface

Nietzsche’s preface to Beyond Good and Evil is just two pages long. It begins with an infamous opening line, “Suppose truth is a woman…” Nietzsche compares past philosophers to clumsy and hapless suitors, who disappoint and annoy truth with their “gruesome seriousness.” Here, as elsewhere, he has Kant clearly in mind. Nietzsche calls dogmatic philosophies…

The King’s Headache

Once upon a time, in a small country by the sea, at the highest point of its highest castle, atop two thrones adorned with precious metals, there lived a King and a Queen. Theirs was a long and blessed reign: their people lived in good health, at peace with their neighbours, enjoying brief winters, generous…

Best Speech You Will Ever Hear – Gary Yourofsky

p”Gary Yourofsky: Fighter for justice” “‏4 anti-fur activists arrested” “Animal rights activist vows to live and die for his cause” “Animals Are Slaves To The Circus” “Activist stages protest outside circus” “Driven by a passion for justice” “Taking a stand and standing alone” “Activist chained to car at Shrine Circus” “Yourofsky chained to car at…