Happiness, Marx and progress with Dr. Ashley Frawley

In this video, Luke interviews Dr. Ashley Frawley, author of 'Semiotics of Happiness: rhetorical beginnings of a public problem'. They discuss, amongst other topics, happiness, Marx and progress. Pre-order Dr. Frawley's upcoming book, 'Significant Emotions: Rhetoric and Social Problems in a Vulnerable Age' on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Significant-... Dr. Frawley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyAFrawley Check out the interview … Continue reading Happiness, Marx and progress with Dr. Ashley Frawley

On loneliness and alienation

By Steve BrackenMore and more across the Western world, people are being concerned about rising mental health issues and loneliness amongst young people. Luke has written several posts on suicide and suicide prevention already from his experiences, a topic adjacent to this one. Given that I also have some personal experience in this area, I … Continue reading On loneliness and alienation

Suicide prevention: looking past convention

Writing lazy language won’t prevent suicide wasn’t the start point and certainly wasn’t the end point of an exploration of why suicide prevention is stuck in a stasis; people kill themselves and they do it in high numbers. One can’t wish with suicide prevention in order to make it so; it would be impossible to categorically stop … Continue reading Suicide prevention: looking past convention

This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos

In this special episode of This Is John Galt Speaking, Luke interviews sociology and criminology professor Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos about his book 'The Rise of Lifestyle Activism, from New Left to Occupy'. The conversation includes an exploration of the ideological patterns of the old left and the new left, philosophical and political concepts and Dr … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos

1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

The French Revolution, philosophically unsteady at its conception, erupted into fascistic Terror on the 5th of September 1793. Four years into the revolution, a consistent level of compromise came to an ugly conclusion. The Terreur lasted until the death of Maximilien Robespierre on the 28th of July 1794. It became bona-fide on the 29th of … Continue reading 1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

This Is John Galt Speaking #6: Developments in Korea and ‘Is Atlas Shrugging’?

This week, Luke and Steve discuss developments in Korea and give some thoughts around the application of Ayn Rand's 1964 essay 'Is Atlas Shrugging?'. View in the YouTube module below, on YouTube or listen with Apple Podcasts. Subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/this-is-john-galt-speaking/id1378102900?mt=2 Cover image by Sean P Anderson @ Flickr.com: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seanpanderson/33459722052 .