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Liberate History to Conjure a Better Future

Liberate History to Conjure a Better Future

A tragic event etched a deep scar in one’s psyche, and the good life’s exhilaration became a thing of the past. Then time stood still. The drive to move on sputtered and quit, after reality suddenly changed. Ahead lies a dark abyss. “The deep silence of the heart” creeps in and reigns. The sense of [...]

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Are Love and Lust the Same?

Are Love and Lust the Same?

“Love is responsibility of an I for a You: in this consists what cannot consist in any feeling – the equality of all lovers.” – Martin Buber, I and Thou “There may be an attraction that is initially sexual between two humans. If they start living together, this cannot endure for that long and be [...]

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Are We Puppets or Do We Have Free Will?

Are We Puppets or Do We Have Free Will?

Are we puppets? Metaphorically, the question makes sense. Literally, we ask: do external forces, of which we are not conscious, manipulate our thoughts and actions? How crucial is the role of consciousness in this? If we are conscious of the external forces, might this be misconstrued as being a case of manipulation? Suppose we are [...]

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On Solitude

On Solitude

A communion with oneself…. A state of being alone within the confines of one’s self-consciousness….  A singular moment of intimate encounter with one’s soul….  A spontaneous course that takes one to the infinite terrain of her/his inner space…. In most instances we don’t purposefully get into it. There just seems to be some potent energy [...]

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In the Fight Against Imperialism, Beware the Peddlers of Despair

In the Fight Against Imperialism, Beware the Peddlers of Despair

All around us – Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, the Congo, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Somalia, Libya, and elsewhere – empires are tearing a trail of destruction. This is not a sign of strength but of weakness, because the aim of empire is not to destroy but to conquer. Since conquest cannot be achieved without the collaboration of [...]

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