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The Illusion of Choice

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody The state is that entity which claims a legitimate monopoly on the use of violence in a given territory, and the United States is no different. State violence is proffered as a solution to the consequences of past state intervention. And voting just […]

The hacktivist group Anonymous has parallels with Wikileaks. However, its lack of a central figurehead allows it to be more effective. (Stian Eikeland/Flickr)

The New Fourth Estate: Anonymous, Wikileaks and –archy

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody Technology has granted invasive new eyes and ears to government agencies, spurning the right to privacy. Felicitously, the individual has also been empowered with two new tools to check the corporate state: hacktivism and leaks.

Does an obscure academic vocabulary demonstrate your mastery of a subject or just muddle meaning? (Demi-Brooke/Flickr)

Lost in Lexicon?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody Sebastian Brunemeier discusses how the lexicon of academe serves to obscure meaning instead of constructing concrete ideas. The answer? Be precise.

Be it the lack of any new knowledge or the inane repetition of the same ideas, discussion based classes can be frustrating. (Lloyd Morgan/Flickr)

Soul-crushing Discussion Classes

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Renegade Rhapsody Sebastian Brunemeier discusses his frustrations with the shortcomings of discussion based classes at the Claremont Colleges and what can be done to avoid them.


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