The Dehumanisation Of The Self In Western Democracy

How we’ve ended up yelling ideologies at each other across the gulf of understanding

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If I could draw a single theme underneath the current state of Western Democracy it would be dehumanisation. The slow and gradual erosion of what it means to be human in the modern world. Although the word conjures up images of the…




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