A Time to Keep Silent and a Time to Speak

by Andrew Gleeson ____ There is a great difference between doing what one does not approve and feigning to approve what one does. The one is the weakness of a feeble person, the other befits the temper of a lackey.                  --Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America On 6 July 1535, Sir Thomas More, the... Continue Reading →

Critical Race Theory and Schools

by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ Ben Blaisdell, a colleague at East Carolina State, and I discuss critical race theory (CRT) and its applicability to K-12 education. Ben's research and work in schools relies heavily on critical race frameworks, and at a time where people are so polarized about CRT, Ben explains what it is, what it's... Continue Reading →

Self-Knowledge, Self-Alienation, and the Curious Case of NXIVM

by Kevin Currie-Knight ___ “What does it mean to be afraid?” Sarah Edmonson recalls Lauren Salzman saying this to strengthen Sarah’s resolve right before Sarah was to be branded with a cauterizing gun. Sarah was understandably scared. Lauren asked her to think about what that fear meant. Sarah didn’t interpret it as most would; i.e.... Continue Reading →

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