Month: November 2016

  • Popper on Logic and Truth

    by Mark English It is often said that the foundations of logic are the conventions that we (as users of logic) agree upon. I see problems with this view. For a start, the word ‘logic’ is used in different ways. It is often used to refer to formal logic and applications and developments thereof, but […]

  • Thanksgiving Hiatus

    Dear readers, The Electric Agora will taking a short break from publishing over the holiday weekend. We will resume our ordinary schedule next Monday. Have a happy holiday! -The Editors.

  • Yet Some Men Say in Many Parts that Arthur is not Dead

    by E. John Winner This essay is composed of informal reflections on the historical impact of the recent election; therefore, I hope the reader forgives the lack of endnotes and links supporting much of what I say here, since I am not making a case but offering a personal point of view. From Le Morte […]

  • Why Rational People End Up In Echo Chambers

    By Daniel Tippens In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, many have been searching for explanations for his victory.  Some anti-Trumpers cite sexism or nation-wide xenophobia, a distaste for the establishment, and so on.  Some Trumpers point to a distaste for politically correct culture, dissatisfaction with the Obama administration’s economic policies, and Clinton’s email scandal. […]

  • Tribalism, Community, and Politics

    by Daniel A. Kaufman My discussion with Robert Wright on the moral and cultural dimensions of the election.  Originally aired on MeaningofLife.TV, November 14, 2016.

  • Donald Trump and Enoch Powell

    by Mark English Contributors to The Electric Agora have – not surprisingly – been giving their reactions to the result of US election. The other contributors are US citizens, so my perspective is different. No call for introspection or soul-searching. Certainly no cri de coeur. If I say, “He’s not my President,” it’s just a […]

  • Well, this Oughta’ be Interesting…

    by Dwayne Holmes On the night of the election, I went to bed thinking Hillary Clinton was going to win (though it might be a close shave electorally), Democrats could regain control of the Senate, and a third party (if lucky) might get the numbers needed for national success in future elections. I was in […]

  • Anger is my Meat

    by David Ottlinger I am writing on November 9th. Yesterday, I woke up genuinely happy. Early in the morning, I posted the Doors’ song “The End” on Facebook as a little joke. Come what may, we had reached it. This was the end, and I was happy to be there. My choice was more appropriate […]

  • Election Roundup

    In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, many of our contributors would like to share their reactions with our readers. So, over the next week, we will feature their essays in quick succession constituting an “election roundup.” We hope that our readers will join us in the comments beneath each article, engaging our contributors in […]

  • The Silent Majority Strikes Again

    by Daniel A. Kaufman I live in a rather special world.  I only know one person who voted for Nixon.  Where they are I don’t know.  They’re outside my ken. – Pauline Kael, Film Critic for the New Yorker, in the wake of Richard Nixon’s 1972 landslide victory over George McGovern. ____ The Silent Majority […]