• Fully alive and fully human

    Jean Govè

    The past few weeks have seen an alarming amount of men accused of sexual misconduct across the globe; from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, to comedian Louis C.K., to a host of politicians from Washington to Westminster. The hashtag #MeToo trended worldwide on social media and gave a voice to countless ...

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  • Panem et Circenses, and the failure of Critical thought

    John Paul Cauchi

    The Roman satirical poet Juvenal, around 100 AD, is reputed to have come up with the term panem et circenses, referring to the situation where a populace (in this case, Roman) no longer cares for its historical birthright of political involvement. Politicians took the opportunity to only aim for public ...

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  • Int x’tgħid? Perit jew perita? Sindku jew sindka?

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    Illum il-ġurnata nafu li d-dominanza tal-irġiel fi professjonijiet, xogħlijiet jew karigi bil-mod il-mod qed tirriduċi ruħha. Fejn qabel in-nisa kienu joqogħdu d-dar jieħdu ħsieb it-tfal, fi żmienna qed jiġri pjuttost bil-kontra. Diversi nisa mhux talli bdew deħlin fil-postijiet tax-xogħol, talli saħansitra bdew jokkupaw pożizzjonijiet li qabel kienu okkupati biss mill-irġiel. ...

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  • What do we do now?

    Dr Ramon Bonett Sladden

    During the past few years, our country has been through a great deal of change. Whether the changes which have come to pass are for better or for worse, I will let history judge. My scope for writing is to try to examine the effects of our action or inaction ...

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  • By force of habit

    Jean Govè

    In “The Republic,” Plato proposed the analogy of the human soul and the State. He held that the State should be a reflection of the soul – and its final and primary aim was the attainment of the virtue of justice. Last Monday’s events speak volumes on the soul of ...

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  • To educators

    Maria Vella

    We live in dark times, fellow educator. By educator, I am referring to you parents; you who live next door to someone; you who work with people; and especially you, who are a teacher. In this letter I am not judging what a journalist has done and how she carried ...

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  • Don’t waste your vote

    Maria Vella

    Coming from a background of voluntary work has lead me to having a close relationship with the poor. I know that Rita doesn’t make it till the end of the month with the pension she receives; Anna’s husband keeps her money so unless she receives providence she has absolutely no ...

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  • Malta’s Environment Wishlist

    John Paul Cauchi

    In this election cycle, with political parties promising the earth and sky and everything in between, the environment of our country is often used as a trading card in party leader’s desperate attempts to get people to vote for them. With the oft-embarrassing track record on the environment of both ...

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  • Love, Meaning and Euthanasia

    Jean Govè

    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” – Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose ...

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  • The ‘I want it all’ Syndrome

    John Paul Cauchi

    It is clear to all that as time goes by and the general level of wealth of the Maltese increases (I’m not commenting about the increasing wealth gap here as that deserves a post on its own ) we Maltese are becoming more… shall we say daring in what we ...

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