Dan Braganca studied Government and International Relations at Clark University. He’s a former aide and researcher for Lembit Opik MP. He co-founded the Renaissance Roundtable Group to discuss political, social, and philosophical issues across partisan and ideological divides. Now he works as a policy analyst and a blogger.
This blog attempts to resist the temptation of Eris.
Eris was the Greek goddess of strife (the Roman Discordia). It was Eris who cunningly dropped a golden apple with the inscription “to the fairest” into a feast, inciting three goddesses—Hera, Athena and Aphrodite—to bicker over who deserved it and thus launching the ten-year Trojan War. Eris is present in presidential debates, in court rooms and wherever people are talking not to discover truth but to win.