Posts Tagged: philosophy

Truth

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And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. —George Orwell, 1984 One slim silver lining in the dark, towering cloud of recent events is a new respect for truth. People – even liberals – have in the past […]

Cultural Appropriation: Rights and Wrongs

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by Frances Howard-Snyder Is it wrong for a white woman to write a novel that includes black characters? I keep hearing people – locally and internationally – saying yes. Lionel Shriver recently said no. Her speech at the Brisbane Writers’ Conference stirred up a hornet’s nest of criticism and counter-criticism. Both sides erected ugly straw […]