Thoreau on democracy

“After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically […]

“The Nightmare of the West Memphis Three”

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/apr/04/nightmare-west-memphis-three/?pagination=false

From the New York Review of Books, a real-life situation filled with TOK issues and juicy quotations.

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Year 13: Human Rights Question

Write a post in which you consider the following question:

Where do our ideas about human rights come from? Are they rooted in something universal to all people, like human nature or divine law? Or are they rooted in a particular culture, or a particular religion, or a certain group or class of society […]

What is justice?

“We all want justice,” Alan Price sang in the film ‘O Lucky Man!’, “but you’ve got to have the money to buy it.”

A very different view of justice emerges from the traditional practices of Native American, First Nation, and other indigenous peoples of North America, in which the goals are healing and reconciliation, […]

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