One of the most interesting things about 2016’s badness is that it seems to have left us in a position where we basically understand nothing at all any more: the liberal political consensus, which viewed both Brexit and President Trump as impossibilities, has been left utterly fragmented, leading to the widespread belief that we have now entered some dark age of “post-truth” politics.
Jedi, the worship of the mythology of Star Wars is not a religion, says the Charity Commission.
One of the preeminent theorists on democracy, social movements, and populism, her work was an inspiration to Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece.
Does America have a religion? It seems a strange question to ask. Some Americans have one religion, others another; many have none at all. If there is one conviction about religion that nearly all Americans share, it is that religion is a private matter that each of us is free to arrange as he or she thinks best.
It’s a strengthening of a 1998 religions freedom law, which established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, dedicated to protecting religious liberty around the world.
We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?
Looking for new ways to teach the intellectual capital of humanity to its students, Glasgow University is offering a philosophy course based on the character of Homer Simpson.
Abortion rights activists may have found an unlikely ally in the Satanic Temple, which has vowed to oppose a new Texas state rule requiring fetal tissue be given a burial or cremation.
One philosophical meme told the story of this year’s major news events.
Today is Human Rights Day. What are human rights for, and why do they matter? Believe it or not, Michel Foucault has the answer.