Andrew Moore teaches literature and political philosophy at St Thomas University in New Brunswick. He has published work on a diverse range of subjects including Shakespeare, political theory, Facebook, and HBO’s The Wire. He is currently working on a book length project that attempts to situate Shakespeare within the history of social contract theory.
Posts by Andrew Moore
Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter, and the NFL
Martin Luther King spoke of direct, nonviolent action exposing a hidden tension in society. The current protests started by Colin Kaepernick are revealing such a tension in American football, one between the NFL's black athletes and the league's white, conservative fans.
Ross Bullen and Andrew Moore
Football Is Not a Violent Game
It goes without saying that tackle football is a violent sport. Well, maybe not, if Hannah Arendt has anything to say about it.
The annual award for the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball is named for Eiji Sawamura. In 1934, when he was 17 years old, Sawamura pitched against the American all-star team that was touring Japan. In five innings of work, he struck out nine of the Major League players, including Hall of Famers Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx – in succession.