Success in Failure

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. SAMUEL BECKETT There is no such thing as “success”, pure, perfect, and glorious; but only “success in failure”, the courage and talent to turn a failure into a success, albeit impure and imperfect, but the most glorious.

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Tıpkı Kuyruğunu Yakalamaya Çalışan Bir Köpek Gibi

Arap Baharı, Ortadoğu’nun neredeyse bütün ülkelerini devrimlere ya da iç savaşlara sürüklemişken 2000’ler Türkiye’si Kürt meselesiyle boğuşmaya devam ediyor. Ve neo-liberalizmin zaferi karşısında, sınıf savaşımı eski haşmetini kaybetti derken grevler olur; siber eşkıyalar, twitter üzerinden devlet kurumlarını tehdit edip birbirleriyle hesaplaşırlar. Bu ülkede, yine de, siyaset anlayışı alabildiğine gelenekseldir; siyaset, Osmanlı’dan bu yana, idamların icra … More Tıpkı Kuyruğunu Yakalamaya Çalışan Bir Köpek Gibi

Should We Let the Hate Free? The Case of Google, Cyber Censorship, and Turkey

No Hate Speech Movement of the Council of Europe: Facebook and Twitter Freedom of Expression vs. Freedom from Harm One of the greatest controversies of our contemporary world is the one between the ideas of freedom of expression and freedom from harm. On the one side of the spectrum, the idealists of freedom of expression … More Should We Let the Hate Free? The Case of Google, Cyber Censorship, and Turkey

Right and Might

As opposed to the classic socialist jargon “We are right, we will win!”, the most basic truth of life is “We are mighty, we are right!” The sacred concepts of morality, i.e. right or wrong and just or unjust, are alone empty concepts. As power gives the content of morality, might defines (and re-defines) what … More Right and Might