Tag » Max Weber

Radical Democracy

Going to its roots, democracy is kratos, rule, by demos, the people. Pure democracy is the rule by all the people, not just some of the people. 1.002 more words


365, Day 6: Webs of Significance

Believing, with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he
himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it… 137 more words


Ask Max Weber: What's Wrong With British Foreign Policy

Britain’s lack of appetite for international affairs attracted some negative commentary during the election campaign, even the Iranians weight in calling for a more active foreign policy. 422 more words

UK Public Diplomacy

Activist or Academic?

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world,
in various ways; the point is to change it.”
—Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach (1888)

In Science as a Vocation… 279 more words

Activists & Activism

Freedom and Responsibility in Health-Conscious America

“When a man who is happy compares his position with that of one who is unhappy, he is not content with the fact of his happiness, but desires something more, namely the right to this happiness, the consciousness that he has earned his good fortune, in contrast to the unfortunate one who must equally have earned his misfortune.” 2.914 more words

Freedom & Fate & Fortune

Ethical Responsibility and Politics

“[w]hoever want to engage in politics at all…must know that he is responsible for what may become of himself under the impact of these paradoxes…he lets himself in for the diabolical forces lurking in all violence… He who seeks the salvation of the soul, of his own and of others, should not seek it along the avenue of politics, for the quite different tasks of politics can only be solved by violence”

– Max Weber

Recently, I came across two particularly interesting events that occurred in Southern Africa. They are: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap Summit and International Worker’s Day on the first of May.

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African Political Commentary