Charles Taylor argues for the NDP's Unity Bill
LAST week Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, became the first escapee from an American maximum-security prison ever to be convicted of crimes against humanity by an international court. More significantly, he became the...Show More Summary
On Thursday, Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, became the first head of state convicted of war crimes by an international court since German naval commander Karl Dönitz (Hitler's successor) faced judgment at the Nuremberg trials. Show More Summary
Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes by an international court. This is the first such conviction since the trials following World War 2. The conviction stems from his involvement in a civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone, a war in which as many as 50 thousand people died and [...]
As ThinkProgress reported last week, energy barons Charles and David Koch recently filed a lawsuit attempting to seize majority control over the libertarian Cato Institute. According to Jerry Taylor, a senior fellow at Cato, this effort is part of a longstanding effort by the Kochs to transform Cato from a warehouse for radical libertarianism into [...]
Charles Taylor eyes one big roadblock: One of the difficulties with targeting religion, as some secularists do, is that as a concept it's incredibly fluid. What do we mean by "religion"? You often hear people saying about Muslims, "They want...
The text of an open letter released by the Mulcair campaign from Charles Taylor,...
Charles Taylor considers international voting patterns: [Western European countries] had higher participation during periods when a sort of class war was being fought: Labour and Conservatives in Britain; Socialists and Gaullists in France, Social Democrats and Christian Democrats in Germany,...
So in essence, what I'd just read was yet another exercise in punching hippies (particularly straw hippies) in order to try and somehow equate progressives (i.e., the people who so far have been right about pretty much everything) with...Show More Summary
Charles Taylor traces the history of western secularism in his book Rethinking Secularism. Mark Oppenheimer, reviewing some of Taylor's related works, explores one of his larger themes: In the Catholic world, it was too easy to feel that none of...
Don Taylor has a three part interview (one, two, three) with Charles Blahous, "one of the two public trustees for Social Security & Medicare." On Medicare's financing problems: Pre-2035, demography is the bigger factor. Ultimately health cost inflation would become...
Charles Krauthammer sums up the State of the Union address: same package, new wrapping. Victor Davis Hanson warns that President Obama’s rhetorical shifts are just that: rhetorical. Taylor Dinerman argues that if the president understood...Show More Summary
Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His most recent book, A Secular Age, is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. First, an administrative note: I haven’t actually looked at the numbers, but I think Thursdays are the busiest posting days here at the League. [...]
I’m a little embarrassed to say that despite having studied philosophy in college and still being a self-proclaimed philosophy geek, I had never heard of Charles Taylor before yesterday’s Charles Taylor Thursday. But clearly A Secular Age belongs on the pile of philosophy books I need to get to very soon (along with, as were [...]
Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His most book A Secular Age is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. There’s a phrase that Charles Taylor uses (though I don’t think he coined it) that I’d like to be able to use freely when discussing [...]
Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His book A Secular Age is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. Last week I wrote about the kind of story Charles Taylor isn’t telling about the rise of : namely, a “subtraction story” in which modern secularism [...]
Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and social theorist. His most recent book, A Secular Age, is an examination of modern secularism and the cultural conditions that gave rise to it. I want to continue the series I started with a cryptic little post last week by explaining a little more about what Charles Taylor is [...]
From A Secular Age, p. 258-9: That this achievement was possible [i.e., exclusive humanism] is an important fact about human beings, albeit it is open to different interpretations. We can hold that, of course, we could find our moral sources within, since our conception of these powers was only ever an alienated consciousness of our [...]
Viktor Bout, a notorious arms dealer who has allegedly provided weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, the Taliban and FARC rebels, will be extradited to the U.S. two years after he was arrested in Thailand. United States - Viktor Bout - Charles Taylor - Thailand - Arms industry
As the row over Naomi Campbell’s testimony at Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial fills up acres of space in the newspapers and hours of airtime for the news channels, I can’t help but remembering the friendship between the model and Sarah Brown. Show More Summary