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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Leah Bradshaw

Leah Bradshaw is a professor of political science at Brock University. Her recent publications have compared ancient and modern political thinkers on tyranny, empire and oligarchy.

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The Ties that Bind

Rational policy alone can't hold communities together, or make them good January–February 2012
Passion is a curious thing. In the modern world, if one speaks of passion, undoubtedly the first thing that comes to mind is erotic entanglement. My undergraduate students understand passion as irremediably tied to sex and intimate relations, and they regard it as irrational, disruptive and profoundly unpolitical. There are some accounts by political thinkers that would back them up on…