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.
"It is like going to a play about the wilder passions of the human heart, or hearing the coda of the last movement of Sibelius' 'Fifth Symphony.' There is at least a chance we can learn a little about what goes on in the human heart. We can also know the ecstasy of victory or the despair of defeat." –Max Piggott