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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.


  1. Lucy McGough
    November 9, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    Maybe it's true that all power corrupts. But if humans are so intrinsically bad that power inevitably brings that badness to the surface, do the humans at the bottom of the heap deserve protection? Perhaps if THEY were in power they'd be just as evil.


  2. Jack Graham
    November 9, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    I expect they would be. That's why we need to construct a society where power of all kinds is as broadly and evenly and thinly distributed as possible: so we can all be the people we freely choose to be without our choices being distorted by inequality and injustice. The evidence is pretty clear that, when in mostly-safe and secure social arrangements without massive imbalances of power, people tend to be generally pretty nice. People are much nicer on a day to day level than the media tells us as it is! The issue isn't 'are humans good or bad?' I think the answer is pretty obviously 'both, depending on the circumstances'. The issue, I think, is 'why are the circumstances almost always so screwed up… and how do we change them?' 🙂


  3. Lucy McGough
    November 9, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    Now that I can agree with whole-heartedly 🙂


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