Divide and Conquer: How We Are Ruled

By Michael Grooff with illustration by Emma Krone [Nederlands hieronder] The other day, I was on the train when I overheard a loud conversation behind me. A mother was ranting to her teenage children about “those foreigners” who, she claimed, take all the jobs and houses away from “real” Dutch citizens. It was clear thatContinue reading “Divide and Conquer: How We Are Ruled”

Are You Having Fun?

By Jason Day with illustration by Emma Krone [Nederlands hieronder] Are you having fun? Is it fun to work from nine to five, five days a week, or more, just so that you can struggle to pay rent and eat?  Are you having fun? Perhaps on the weekends at home reading or playing music, orContinue reading “Are You Having Fun?”

Why We Shouldn’t Fear Anarchy

By Michael Grooff [Nederlands hieronder] The term ‘anarchy’ is often used to refer to a state of total chaos, usually accompanied by rampant violence. In this case, it is seen as the absence of social cohesion and a destruction of our form of life. In many cases, rioters and harbingers of chaos are quickly labeledContinue reading “Why We Shouldn’t Fear Anarchy”

The False Threat of Animalistic Evil

By Jason Day [Nederlands hieronder] It is common in everyday conversation and political rhetoric for ‘evil’ to be identified with the ‘animalistic’. This often takes the form of a claim that the actions of an individual or group violate the social and moral norms that are believed to be essential to human nature and civilisedContinue reading “The False Threat of Animalistic Evil”