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The Utility of Free Speech

The Utility of Free Speech

  By James Penfold Have you ever been enjoying yourself, probably at a party or a family dinner, or maybe just scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, when someone ‘gets political’? Maybe it’s your crazy uncle (or even your reasonable uncle after a few glasses of...
Hogan & the Jacaranda

Hogan & the Jacaranda

By James Penfold There was once, in the city of Logan, On an busy but unknown street, The house of a man named Hogan, And in front, a Jacaranda tree. Every year the tree had bloomed, With a rich purple to put emperors to shame, But unfortunately, it stood where the...
Guns don’t kill arguments; people kill arguments.

Guns don’t kill arguments; people kill arguments.

Written by Brodie Fennell, Edited by James Penfold In my first entry into the PPE magazine I thought I would engage in one of my favourite pastimes. Specifically, using informal logic to examine and make sense of the current world of politics. In doing so, I thought I...