Socrates, accepting the poison.

Is the history of philosophy different from the history of the press? Journalists mourn the loss of their credibility — yet a similar and much older complaint also haunts philosophers. Both are concerned with truth — and so, there is room to read our modern media distrust as an extension…

It may be that philosophers of the past were not pansexual enough (if one loves everything, how can one think something?) to ask themselves whether lying about one’s own sexuality to others counts at all, or as much, as the other lies we entertain to each other. Kant: we must…

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When Harry Potter was named the boy who lived, the only wizard whom Voldemort’s spell could not break, few were then wondering whether there would be life at all for the whole cast of the franchise once the blood-splattered rivalry with death-eaters was over.

Today, the cast member that has…

Rainbow-striped caps. Football v. Homophobia sweatshirts. A team made up exclusively of queer men. Despite efforts to foster a friendlier environment for closeted soccer players, today’s inclusive discourse has yet to tackle the elephant in the (locker) room: commercial viability.

In a time when Cristiano Ronaldo amasses a whopping 47…

Rayyan Dabbous

Rayyan Dabbous is a Lebanese author. His recent books include DIY Creative Activism: A Handbook (2019) and Psychoanalysis of a Teenage Novelist (2020).

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