Not Dissidents

Today I was re-reading Vaclav Havel’s essay “The Power of the Powerless.” One of the things that strikes me most about this piece is Havel’s resistance at being labelled a dissident. This is particularly interesting given that, in an effort to acclaim him, he was called a dissident throughout much of his life and nowContinue reading “Not Dissidents”

Reading: Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos”

If you don’t know who Jordan Peterson is or would like to refresh your memory, then pause to read this article about him that just appeared in The Spectator. The Amazon release of Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is tomorrow, January 23rd. The Western Canadian, Harvard and University ofContinue reading “Reading: Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos””

Reading “Prisoner of Tehran”

In light of the current events taking place in Iran, I decided picked up Marina Nemat’s memoir Prisoner of Tehran, which I’ve been meaning to read ever since I heard her speak at Acton University in 2013: