William McComish comes from Geneva, Switzerland and lives the US. He lives in Portland, Oregon, from where he observes American culture and politics. He studied international relations at the Graduate Institute of Geneva and philosophy and English literature at the University of Geneva. He writes in English and in French. William McComish est un Genevois vivant aux Etats-Unis. Il vit à Portland, en Oregon, d’où il observe la culture et la politique américaines. Il a étudié les relations internationales au Graduate Institute à Genève et la littérature anglaise ainsi que la philosophie à l’Université de Genève. Il écrit en anglais et en français.
Articles de William McComish
Société 21 août 2017
Is it insulting to wear a Native American headdress at a music festival? Is it culturally insensitive for a non Latino girl to wear hoop earrings? In other terms, is the reduction of a culture to a few stereotypical markers morally problematic? In his latest article, William McComish explores the moral stakes of cultural appropriation, a hotly debated topic often argued about with inconsistent arguments, he finds. From respecting the sacred to ignoring the oppressed, get a clearer perspective on the debate on cultural appropriation.
International 10 mai 2017
After an unexpected event like Donald Trump’s victory, it seems natural that there should be a scramble to try to make sense of the result. Various explanations appeared that were biased according to ideological outlook and placed moral blame on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party...
International 2 mai 2017
The general election is the second phase of the election year. It started with the end of the primaries and ended on November 8, 2016. If Bernie Sanders officially got behind the Hillary Clinton campaign, the same cannot be said of all his supporters. Why, if several of Sanders’ progressive policies got integrated into the […]
International 27 avril 2017
The story has three parts that correspond to the three phases of the election year: Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party rigged the primaries, they were punished for this by losing the general election and they then refused to take responsibility for their loss. The first leg describes how Clinton’s victory against Sanders in the Democratic primaries came to be the original sin that set the narrative in motion...