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Getting the question right: reflections on transgender and “the transgender question”

Getting the question right: reflections on transgender and “the transgender question”

Posted on 2 November 2020 by

I: From “the transgender question” to the transphobia question  There is no such thing as “the transgender question”. No more than there was any such thing as “the Jewish question” […]

Online illusions of understanding

Online illusions of understanding

Posted on 19 October 2020 by

An online intellectual paradise? The internet and social media provide us with plenty of opportunities to educate ourselves, to learn new things, and to deepen our understanding. A world of […]

Good Conversation

Good Conversation

Posted on 20 May 2019 by

On the first of march 2018, Jack Dorsey published a manifesto setting out Twitter’s plans for improving the site. At the centre of this thread are worries that incivility, disagreement, […]

Bad Questions Lead to Bad Democracy

Bad Questions Lead to Bad Democracy

Posted on 9 October 2017 by

In a previous post, I discussed the essential role that questions play in the political landscape of contemporary democracy. The ability to ask questions, and to ask good ones at […]

Good Democracy Needs Good Questions

Good Democracy Needs Good Questions

Posted on 25 September 2017 by

“If you were president, what would you do about Syria and the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo?” This question was asked to both candidates at the second U.S. presidential debate, during […]