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Cultural Appropriation: The Individual as Nothing but a Product of the Past

As the winds of public opinion soar, it has brought us yet another marvel. The notion of ‘cultural appropriation’ is sweeping across the Anglo-Saxon world, making the casual onlooker once more doubt the existence of human rationality. True to trending opinions, cultural appropriation follows the familiar postmodern logic of uncovering hidden patterns of oppression. It…

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Privilege: on tip of everyone’s tongue, yet understood by few

Amid the marbled architecture of ancient Greece, a unique form of teachers existed. They did not reside in bleak classrooms fitted with blackboard discoloured by years of abuse. Instead they found themselves amid grand edifices and aesthetically impressive gardens of the more affluent Greek citizens. The sophist was a mentor of exceptional philosophical and rhetorical…