I do not know who that person is, but it is comforting to know that you still have no idea what you are talking about.
I never intended to make this into a conversation of qualifications, by any means. If you insist, I am a final-year doctoral student of political theory at a University in the United Kingdom. I teach global politics, global security, and democratic theory (three modules) to first and second-year undergraduates at a Russel Group University. In the course of the past five years, I have taught to over 600 individual students, from across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world. I have spent the last 7 years researching critical global politics and political philosophy, from Aristotle and Plato to Schmitt, Derrida, Foucault and contemporary post-structuralists. I am well versed in all forms of political theory, from the classics to medieval theorists (such as Hobbes and Machiavelli, to the enlightenment period (Rousseau, Tocqueville), American political philosophy (Wilson, Madison, Hamilton), liberalism, nationalism (Ozkirimli, Armstrong, Smith, Gellner), Marxism, structuralism, post-Marxism, anarchism, and post-structuralism.
Personally, the outcomes of BREXIT are of little importance to me -- I will probably not be affected as much as others who are in more perilous and precarious situations, such as low-wage manual labour, etc. As a human being, I am of course concerned that Britain is fast losing its touch with reality and core democratic principles of accountability and human rights.
You go ahead now, give me your qualifications since this is so important to you and to this conversation (to which you have still not responded -- just branding my position as 'lame crap' is a cop-out, and not much more).
You never intended turn this into a talk of qualifications ? That's some cognitive dissonance you have there as shown in your other subsequent post asking another poster on here to "master" their reading comprehension which is especially ironic since your specialty isn't even self-consistent ...
Important to me ? LOL, it's important to you since you have the nerve to bring up someone else's education over the internet and prop up whatever you can in a specialty about political science then go on to mention that you're affiliated in some supposed self selective elite educational body like the "Russell Group" as if it was anything special. Aside from some of the obvious big wigs, most of the listed members are grouped in a similar range at the world rankings to my local university that I attend to which isn't even globally renowned too so how does it feel to know that your group ain't all that exclusive or elite like you hyped it up to be ? Haha, If you're that insistent on knowing what I'm pursuing then it's a 4-year engineering program which actually has very strict standards compared to the field of your studies ... (my faculty doesn't even care that half of the students go on to fail their first semester linear algebra course and just a couple semesters ago a professor revealed the final grades of every student in an engineering statics course with one third of them being handed out F's so I'd bet some of the friends who enrolled civil/mechanical won't be seeing each other again)
"Nationalism was the norm. What you hear now is its death throes." Well shit, you can say that again to the citizens of east asian countries who are vehemently patriotic about their so called "nation" to the point that their paranoid as shit about each other. (nevermind the different languages or the fact that Americans stormed off with their continental army to rebel against Britain) It's no wonder with statements like yours that the different branches of philosophy split up and didn't want to be associated with each other anymore cause the philosophers of logic and natural science wanted some god damned consistency ...
"As a human being, I am of course concerned that Britain is fast losing its touch with reality and core democratic principles of accountability and human rights." LMFAO, this is just satire at this point since they voted for MORE independence, not less and is probably one of the MOST removed posts from reality I have seen in my entire life so that's saying something ... (the fact that the House of Lords themselves followed through with the legally non-binding referendum just shows *how* much you *actually* know about "politics")
"the price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men" WTF ?! Please tell me that you're shitting with us around here by referencing a two millennium old quote. How the hell is this relevant ? Forget about relevancy, how much more wrong could you get ?
"European countries have, quite literally, not existed for thousands of years. The birth of the concept of the state emerged through the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, which literally established the principles of what a state is, what a people is, and what is the relation between the Sovereign of a state, the citizen-subjects, and the nation." Way to shift the goal posts, in case you hadn't realized what he was referring to nations as a sovereign state with centralized powers so did you conveniently forget about the many empires like the Romans or kingdoms across Europe ?
"Good job distancing yourself from the inherent links between racism and nationalism." Did you seriously just implicate that racism and nationalism are related ? Well that sure puts my previous example of where Americans rebelled against Britain into perspective cause it was a racially driven conflict despite both of them being Caucasians, am I right ? Oops. (Sarcasm) Like seriously, just where did you make this trite up ? Do you even have a biologically grounded understanding of what a "race" is ? Cause you damn sure shouldn't be talking about that subject if you are an educator of one of the highest academic institutions ... (all I keep seeing from you is the surmounting dishonesty in your subsequent posts but I guess "spin" is clearly in your vocabulary since it must come automatically with the professions related to your field)
Are you aware of the many profoundly mindless rubbish that you've just posted in this thread ? SMDH
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