The Inquirer bumped this piece so here it is. In the new online newspaper, Dublin Inquirer, Lorcan Sirr stated that the most serious problem ”with housing in Dublin…is this: at the state level, housing policy is dominated by an inappropriate and politically motivated rural ideology…” This ideology is made manifest by a constant drive for home ownership. This leads… More Retort to Lorcan Sirr’s housing article.
In Frames of War, Judith Butler makes an effort to get behind what it is about the use of the word “terrorism” that makes it so problematic. She cites extensively, in the essay entitled Non-Thinking and the Normative, from Talal Asad’s work on the abhorrence of the suicide bomber. She states: “We judge a world we… More Writing, a little at a time
This post appeared earlier today on the Bulletin for the Study of Religion. Late last week, a majority of citizens in Ireland voted to accept same-sex marriage. Many states in Europe and North America have legislated for same-sex marriage but Ireland’s citizens voted to amend the country’s constitution. 62% (or about 1.2 million people) of… More That Irish Vote for Same-Sex Marriage.