Author: Jason King

Underestimating Social Media

One has only to look at the varying roles that Facebook and Twitter played in the protests that spread across Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya to recognize the power of social media sites. The rioters in Britain also used these...

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Summer (Sci-Fi) Reading

Once, in my graduate school days, I took Heidegger’s Being and Time on vacation. I was trying to squeeze in a bit of work during my free time.  Needless to say, it was difficult to pay attention.  Heidegger does not have a lot...

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John Jay Report

The general conclusion of the recent John Jay College report, The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010, was No single “cause” of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic...

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The Use of Torture

In his May 6th Wall Street Journal essay, Mr. Mukasy, the former Attorney General, claims that the much of the information that led to the killing of bin Laden was the result of “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Consider how...

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