The Right to Liberty
Three experts - John Stuart Mill, Michel Foucault and Mikey Brown explore the issues of liberty, power and freedom
John Stuart Mill
"The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar, particularly in that of Greece, Rome, and England. But in old times this contest was between subjects, or some classes of subjects, and the government. By liberty, was meant protection against the tyranny of the political rulers. The rulers were conceived (except in some of the popular governments of Greece) as in a necessarily antagonistic position to the people whom they ruled. They consisted of a governing One, or a governing tribe or caste, who derived their authority from inheritance or conquest; who, at all events, did not hold it at the pleasure of the governed, and whose supremacy men did not venture, perhaps did not desire, to contest, whatever precautions might be taken against its oppressive exercise."
"In effect, what defines a relationship of power is that it is a mode of action which does not act directly and immediately on others. Instead, it acts upon their actions: an action upon an action, on existing actions or on those which may arise in the present or the future. "
A Rightful Christmas
I am sending a treasured photo of my son, aged about 8 opening his presents on Christmas day...
Every weekend I go to see George and we do the same thing, go for a drive around the Cheshire countryside...
The art of Joshua Hayward. The cartoon pictures are based on a Japanese film called “Wolf Children” by Mamoru Hasoda in which a mother is left to bring up her children after her (half wolf) husband dies. The children reveal that they are able to transform into wolves and their mother works hard to let the children choose their own path in either the wolf or human world. Theme being “freedom to choose and be yourself”
The boy and tree picture which is about death and renewal.