The criminal justice system in America

You should know about it. Too many people don't realize just how damaging it is to so many lives. For example, mandatory minimum sentencing is cited by many to be untenable, private prison systems incentivize incarceration, and minorities have been arguably unfairly targeted. To start your journey, check out this article about how more than … Continue reading The criminal justice system in America

Intentionality

Will is a force that can be used to construct if one is not guided by blind desire. Thoughts lead to words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. These are powerful statements from Margaret Thatcher, which are further carried by James Allen in As a Man Thinketh. Men and women, he writes, are … Continue reading Intentionality

The literary influences of Albert Camus

At the end of Camus's Lyrical and Critical Essays,  the genius, immensely explorative author of thought-provoking works like The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus provides a glimpse into his literary influences during a series of interviews. When asked about his reputation as a revolutionary writer, Camus states, I don't know what that means. If it … Continue reading The literary influences of Albert Camus

Cicero on the greatest thing to be praised in a great and splendid person

Marcus Tullius Cicero was one of the greatest leaders of the Roman Republic. Over the course of his career, he became, among other things, an orator, lawyer, and politician. Also, for centuries, he was considered one of the greatest philosophers. One of his best-known works is On Duties.  According to the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Written … Continue reading Cicero on the greatest thing to be praised in a great and splendid person