Alexander Mclaren

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The Purity Paradox: How Cultural Populism Tarnishes Progressive Politics

The Purity Paradox: How Cultural Populism Tarnishes Progressive Politics

Progressive political values have, by and large, provided the impetus for improving universal human rights standards. However, even though the ends ought to be the principal objective of any political framework, the means can affect the ends in surprising and widespread ways. While it is admirable to fight for progressive outcomes, the means of cultural […]

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Zoom for Disadvantaged Zoomers: A Possible Expansion of Technology and Education Within the Developing World

Zoom for Disadvantaged Zoomers: A Possible Expansion of Technology and Education Within the Developing World

The intersection of technology and education may not have been equitably galvanized, but the implementation of the platforms behind this intersection has been explored to the point where applications show promise in affecting change within the developing world; a high-quality education can help in fostering change in societies that suffer from marginalization. Through policymaking derived from the principle of egalitarian rational discourse, which is defined as a system of non-partisan individual and institutional political and social criticism of ineffectual structures for the good of all people, utilizing online education platforms at all levels, and responsible policymaking on the part of international bodies such as the UN and blocs such as Western Europe, both acting in concert with the developing world, the world stands to obtain long-term gains in its social and economic welfare.

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