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Candice Holdsworth

Posts published by “Candice Holdsworth”

Candice is the founder and editor of
Imagine Athena, an interdisciplinary online magazine dedicated to ideas, people and culture

She has a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics, and thus can be most commonly found reading esoteric coffees and sipping political literature. Her favourite colour is the darkness that dances at the centre of all human endeavour, and she is so witty and talented that other witty and talented people have commented on her jealously. These qualifications render her suitably empowered to engage in armchair philosophizing and political punditry. Indeed she intends to live by her pen, or in modern parlance, her keyboard.

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We are the Universe experiencing itself

“To sleep, perchance to dream … ” — Hamlet (Act III Scene 1)   When the existence of the Higgs Boson particle was confirmed almost…

Epic failure

“OMG! EPIC!!!” For anyone who regularly frequents online spaces, this is a familiar refrain. It is the default comment for even the most pedestrian or banal…

Can’t tell my right from my left

I am no longer sure where I fit upon the political spectrum anymore. I wish I could be as righteously anarchic as some of my…

History is a city

On a recent trip to England, while sitting on a train en route from London to the north where my mother, and hundreds of years…

Gaddafi: Rough justice

On July 13 1793 the assassin Marie-Anne Charlotte De Corday d’Armont entered the private rooms of Paris-dwelling Jean-Paul Marat, “L’Ami du peuple[1]“, revolutionary, Jacobin and…

Selfishness is a virtue

So recently I got to thinking about “altruism” … What left George Price utterly despondent and suicidal, Ayn Rand called self-esteem. While the former spent…

Egypt: Just about time for a revolution?

In a recent BBC interview, the famed author and polemicist Christopher Hitchens stated that despite his past disillusionment with some within the British left, he…

Oh the identity question…

I am against everything Against war and those against War. Against whatever diminishes Th’individuals blind impulse Dambudzo Marechera, The Bar-Stool Edible Worm ——- The ever-lurking…

2010: The year of the mighty idea

Most philosophy graduates can probably attest to the fact that the most common response to their chosen area of study is: “Philosophy? Whatever do you…