Author Archives: Francesc Rodríguez Tous

The Four Horsemen

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed the world. There is little doubt about it. Apart from the two wars that followed, and the huge impact on security and international politics, it brought the attention of religious fundamentalism in the Western … Continue reading

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Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris

After reading The End of Faith and The Moral Landscape, and listening to many of his podcasts and debates, I anticipated that Sam Harris‘s Letter to a Christian Nation would not add much more to my atheist arguments. And I … Continue reading

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6th Emerging Scholars conference – some papers

I have been meaning to write these posts (I do not know how many they will be) but some things got in the way, mainly Christmas holidays and exam marking. We had a wonderful 6th Emerging Scholars in Banking and … Continue reading

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Mindfulness meditation

It has been several months since I started doing meditating every morning. In the recent weeks, I have discussed my practice with other people who have found it interesting, and hence I thought I could mention it here. There is … Continue reading

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Why Orwel Matters, by Christopher Hitchens

Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind (George Orwell in Politics and the English Language). And the more one is conscious of one’s political bias … Continue reading

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Youtube channels

I do not remember the last time I used my remote to browse through the different TV channels to find something to watch. That sucked. Luckily we have Youtube and Netflix and Amazon Prime nowadays. And while I barely watch … Continue reading

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HATE, by Nadine Strossen

This one is long overdue—I finished it months ago. I bought this book, “Hate: Why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship”, by Nadine Strossen, to talk about free speech with some friends in a podcast. We never … Continue reading

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