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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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It Takes Community to Counter Inertia in Society

It Takes Community to Counter Inertia in Society

We humans are animalia socialis. We live with fellow humans and interact among ourselves in a community. Because of certain interests and concerns, we forge alliances with members of other communities to give more meaning to our individual existence. As much as possible, we, members of society, want to live harmoniously with each other. We [...]

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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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Courage Is Mastery of Fear, Not Its Absence

Courage Is Mastery of Fear, Not Its Absence

Our experience of the world is the most basic stuff of life. In other words, the most basic human reality is to live our lives in this world of experiences. Unlike the Earth, the world that we inter-subjectively share has been conceived, shaped and signified by our very own humanity. We are the creators of [...]

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Magical Thinking and the Myth of Providential Men

Magical Thinking and the Myth of Providential Men

Despite humanity’s considerable leaps in scientific and technological progress in the past 200 years, the collective consciousness of humankind appears to have stood still or even, in many instances, to have regressed to a stage of brutality and lack of rational thinking. This regression of the collective psyche has expressed itself by a revival of [...]

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