Category: Quick Takes

If evil is the privation or perversion of a good, the real evil in the old-new Brazilian meaning of “corruption” is the dereliction of the divine goodness in the human neighbor and the nonfeasance neglect of God’s living presence amid the oppressed.

Quick Takes

There is a connection between addressing toilet provision as a justice issue and accepting the fact that no one can live without eliminating waste.

Body Politics, Quick Takes

What the words of Lt. Calley teach us about how we see (and don’t see) our enemies.

History, Quick Takes

Gendered public restrooms and confessionals operate by frighteningly similar schemas.

Body Politics, Quick Takes

The necessary elimination of fluids from the body shouldn’t be the pretext for the unnecessary elimination of immigrants from the body politic.

Body Politics, Quick Takes
Do Your Business

“Do your business” is not just a command for Chloe to relieve; it is also an invitation to transgress boundaries and increase the flow of toilet justice.

Body Politics, Quick Takes

Jacob Zuma is out and Cyril Ramaphosa is in as President of South Africa. Is this a new beginning for the beleaguered Rainbow Nation?

Quick Takes

Hyperpartisanship is not, as naive commentators said in the early 1980s about cocaine, a “harmless, recreational drug.” We need to stop snorting our lines of political cocaine, sober up, stop demonizing the “other”, and start listening to each other.

Quick Takes
Quick Takes, Traditions
Quick Takes