David Standen is a recovering philosopher and writer with an interest in politics, humanitarianism, and animal cognition and personhood. He studied for his PhD at UEA and now spends most of his time worrying. Find him on Twitter @DvdJnStndn
Published in: HomeIs it ok to punch Nazis in the face? That's beside the point
Violent resistance can be counterproductive, bruising individuals but leaving their hateful ideas untouched.
Published in: HomeThe appropriation of victimhood
The “post-truth” issue is intimately tied to the ability of powerful people to fabricate victimhood.