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VERITAS

Who dances with lies makes merry with his death, For he that bends to a lie convenient, Or else hopes in lies that life be lenient, Is but a hollow corpse vainly walking, A thin reed talking, With winds of baleful voices blowing, A mortal shadow swiftly growing, And death bodily is but poor reprieve,…

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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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When in Rome, Do As … You’ve Always Done? – The Modern Problem of Immigration

As a student abroad, I often looked at my fellow international students with disapproval. All too many of them spent their time abroad deploring their host country, naively and nostalgically conceptualising their home country to be made of milk and honey. Everything was a source of lamentation. Social norms were different, cultural practices were different,…

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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…