Rising from the fading embers of public discourse, the Ivory Tower seeks to do the exacting task of formulating sentiments, concerns and deliberations which all too often is left out of mainstream media discourse.
Rather than just reporting on the world, the pieces written alludes to issues, questions, implications and meanings found only through the hardship of acute consideration. The Ivory Tower is thus not only concerned with headlines, it is equally, if not more, concerned with protruding those events and realities that go by without notice.Thereby, the Ivory Tower is not merely a standalone website, it is a communion of individuals who seek to materialise a true philosophy of journalism.
The mission of this enterprise is to provide a venue for the articulation and exposition of opinions and arguments pertaining to the matters of the day, guided by the principles of critical inquiry and unadulterated conviction. Our commitment is not to any sectarian or partisan alignment, parochial as these are, but to a candid pursuit of truth and a robust defense of free speech, not as an abstracted ideal divorced from conventions of decorum but as a means to an end, which is engagement and the careful nurturing of a culture of encounter- wherever one may stand on a particular issue.
In the fields in which we toil one is often faced with a stern choice, between a trajectory of mediocrity defined by a constant preoccupation with the need to conform to whatever atmosphere prevails in contemporary society or one’s immediate circle, or a life of self-awareness and true independence of thought, defined not by cynicism for cynicism’s sake or facile rejection of convention, but by an embracement of one’s convictions married with the desire for dialogue. The members of this enterprise certainly have chosen the latter. It is this attitude which best encapsulates the mission and purpose of the Ivory Tower.
The Ivory Tower wishes to organize the flow of thoughts among a matrix of opinions. It is therefore with readers like yourself that we draw our inspiration.
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“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”- G.K Chesterton