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History Is Too Often Written in Blood

History Is Too Often Written in Blood

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” – Plato There is a distinction between history and History. The first type of history can be anything, such as my autobiography or someone else’s personal history. It can also be the history of the bicycle or the airplane. History, with a capital H, is something [...]

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Winter Solstice: From Pagan Spirituality to Christian Consumerism

Winter Solstice: From Pagan Spirituality to Christian Consumerism

Solstice: the sun stands still. In temperate countries of the northern and southern hemispheres, every year there are two: summer and winter. The northern hemisphere’s summer solstice, which occurs on a day in the middle of the year (June 20 to 22, depending on the year), is the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice. Conversely, the southern [...]

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Tony Blair: Shock and Awe, Hell and Damnation

Tony Blair: Shock and Awe, Hell and Damnation

“God damn you, Tony Blair, God damn you.” So says United Kingdom parliamentarian, George Galloway, who seems to have made a justified assessment of what constitutes a war criminal. Tony Blair brought “shock and awe” and “Hell and damnation” to so many, the legacy of which still goes on everyday for countless people. Unsurprisingly he [...]

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The Information Age Needs Knowledge and Morality

The Information Age Needs Knowledge and Morality

The era of the Internet has dramatically inaugurated, fervently boosted and vigorously sustained a flow of information of staggering proportion and global magnitude. In reference to the ancient Roman world, there is a saying that “all roads lead to Rome.” In our present world, which Alvin Toffler dubs as the “Third-Wave Civilization” or “Information Age,” [...]

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Violence, Fear, Censorship: Tools of Oppression in Male-Dominated Cultures

Violence, Fear, Censorship: Tools of Oppression in Male-Dominated Cultures

When we examine the system of government we have after thousands of years of male domination, we see that it perpetuates itself through two basic practices: one of these is the use of violence, and the other is fear. The male-dominated culture has obtained its power through these practices and continues to wield it not [...]

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